DIY Gold Slime





Introduction: DIY Gold Slime

About: I work at instructables by day, and turn into a stitch witch by night. follow me on instagram @jessyratfink to see what i'm working on! ^_^

This gold slime is SO SHINY. I came up with this idea while going through my craft supplies. Turns out I bought some metallic gold mica pigment to use in bath bombs and promptly put it at the back of a shelf where I'd never find it. ;)

If you've seen my instructable for color-changing slime, you'll know that pigment powders work really well in slime. They add a great depth of color, and in the case of this gold pigment - loads of shimmer!

This gold slime recipe is based on my classic no-Borax slime, meaning it's incredibly easy to make. All you need are baking soda, contact solution, baking soda and school glue and you'll have perfect DIY slime in no time! If you have fine gold glitter, that's also a great addition to this gold slime.

Step 1: Tools + Ingredients


Double check that the saline contact solution you're using has boric acid as an ingredient, otherwise the recipe will not work.


  • Bowl for mixing
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spoon for mixing
  • Small air-tight container for storing (optional)

Step 2: Combine the Glue and Baking Soda

Empty the entire five ounce bottle of school glue into the bowl. Add one tablespoon of baking soda and mix until there are no dry spots left.

Step 3: Add in the Golden Mica Powder

How much you'll add will depend on the powder you buy. In my case, I used around 3/4 teaspoon of the powder to get a color I liked.

Try using 1/2 teaspoon first and up it slowly to achieve your desired color.

Step 4: Optional: Add Fine Gold Glitter

Sure, it was shimmery and gold, but I wanted to go full sparkle. So I sprinkled a little fine gold glitter on the top and mixed it in until I was happy with the way it looked.

Step 5: Add in the Contact Solution

Now you'll add in two teaspoons of contact solution.

Add in the first teaspoon and mix it well. The slime will start to get sticky and clumpy. Add in the second teaspoon and mix again - now the slime will start to ball up around the spoon.

Step 6: Knead and Enjoy!

Once the contact solution has been mixed in, you can use your hands to knead the slime. At first it will be a little sticky, but soon it will become super smooth and stretchy.

If you'd like to keep your slime, make sure to play with it on a clean surface and store it in an airtight container.

Enjoy and let me know if you make it! :D



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    16 Discussions


    7 months ago

    Its beautiful. I have a practical question, though. Is this the kind of slime you can use to clean in small spaces like keypads and things with engraved patterns?

    Great instructable thank you- recently it was my daughters birthday and she got some slime bought for from a shop. We normally make our own slime using the same ingredients as yours and it works great just like the ‘shop’ slime at first - only problem is it loses its elasticity in around a week whereas the shopslime lasts a lot longer. Do you have any idea why that is? Is there a secret ingredient?

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    The Glue is alcohol based and it might be losing the alcohol as a result, the resin in the glue hardens , try mixing a bit of detergent or hair shampoo maybe it will work, as they have poly alcohols that do not evaporate

    I spent a while this morning trying to figure that out! I hadn't really considered it before. Sadly, it seems that the companies making slime do not have to disclose ingredients. I couldn't find any lists whatsoever. Sneaky!

    Did you search for the name of the product and the tag "MSDS" - they're obliged to post a safety information sheet with full details. I've reverse engineered and/or compared many products this way!

    I did! I love that trick too. :D

    Sadly I think most of these slime companies are kinda flying under the radar and just going for it without any safety details. Many of the products on Amazon don't even have brand names, it's very weird.

    (Also, is it just me or all the free MSDS sites disappearing?)


    7 months ago

    What ages is it suitable for. I'd like to make for my 19month old boy.

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    Elmer's suggests ages 3 and up, but I do think it would be safe if you played with him! As long as he doesn't eat it and you wash his hands after all should be fine. :)

    I use a big bottle of glue. Do you know if I should use a cup or half a cup or what? How much of a cup would a five-ounce bottle of glue make? Thank you.

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    And I have a precious granddaughter turning ten next month...I'm sure I need to add this to her arsenal of gifts. She's one of the youngest - seems as if she was just born the other day! Pictures to follow...