Introduction: DIY Gold Slime
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.
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Step 1: Tools + Ingredients
- 5 oz bottle Elmer's clear school glue
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons saline contact solution (needs to contain boric acid)
- Gold mica pigment powder
- Fine gold glitter (optional) [mine came in the set I linked!]
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