Arr you ready for a pirate treasure slime recipe? Although we’ve made a lot of slime recipes to date, this gold glitter slime was a really big hit with the kids, and I loved the pirate treasure STEAM element that we added by learning about slime science. It makes a fun addition to any pirate STEM activities!
You can use this pirate slime as part of a pirate theme if you are using one in school, or plan a unit of just pirate STEM activities!
Keep reading to find how how to make golden slime and get the printable gold slime recipe to make your very own pirate gold slime!
My kids enjoyed learning how slime works, but they also had a blast playing with their gold glitter slime and adding pirate jewels to their treasure slime.
But they had the most fun playing with the gold slime and holding it up to the light to watch it sparkle!
How to Make Gold Slime
How Does Slime Work?
Slime is made when boron mixes with the polymer chains in the glue, creating strong, but flexible bonds between the molecules.
There are so many fun tweaks you can make to a basic slime recipe, like my kid’s favorite, fluffy slime!
Since this gold slime does contain borax, if you have a sensitivity to it, you may want to try our baking soda slime instead.
Check out the full list of summer slime recipes!
How to Make Glitter Gold Slime Work
If you don’t want to waste a lot of ingredients, try mixing up a small batch first to make sure you won’t have to tweak it before you make the larger version.
We always stock up on gallon sizes of glue and the large laundry starch just in case something goes wrong (but it almost always goes smoothly).
How Do You Make Gold Slime?
Follow these directions and you’ll have the best pirate treasure slime ever!
What do I need to make pirate treasure slime?
Here is what we used to make our pirate’s booty recipe.
- Elmer’s clear glue
- Yellow food coloring
- Gold glitter
- Liquid laundry starch
- Jewels (optional)
- Play coins (optional)
More Pirate Activities to Try
Here are some more fun pirate activities that you’ll love doing with your pirate-loving kids!
Pirate Treasure Slime Recipe
Follow along with the printable recipe below to learn how to make your sparkly pirate treasure slime!