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Pirate Treasure Slime Perfect for Little Treasure Lovers

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!

Put on your eye patch and get ready for a swashbuckling adventure! With our super simple instructions and supply list, you'll be crafting your very own pirate treasure slime in no time!

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

Read on to see how to make the very best pirate treasure slime! And don’t forget to try our other pirate activities: Pirate summer camp and learning how pirates navigated.

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 

glitter slime recipe

If this is your first time making slime, you should follow along with our post on slime troubleshooting guide.  Luckily,how to make slime with liquid starch made with clear glue is easy!

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).

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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.

glittery slime

More Pirate Activities to Try

Here are some more fun pirate activities that you’ll love doing with your pirate-loving kids!

Make Your Own Seaworthy Pirate Summer Camp!

How Did Pirates Navigate? Teaching Kids How to Read a Map

Summer Skies Flashlight Constellations

Pirate Books for Kids

Pirate Treasure Slime Recipe

Follow along with the printable recipe below to learn how to make your sparkly pirate treasure slime!

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How to Make Pirate Slime

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Ahoy, mateys!

Get ready for swashbuckling excitement with pirate treasure slime! With our easy-to-follow instructions and supply list, you'll be crafting your very own pirate adventure in no time!

Best of all, it's a great way to combine fun with learning for an educational experience kids will love.

Come on, what are you waiting for? Set sail for pirate treasure slime!


  • Elmer's clear glue
  • Biodegradable glitter
  • Soap dye
  • Liquid laundry starch
  • Pirate coins, jewels, and treasure
  • Pirate treasure box (optional)


  • Measuring cups
  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Airtight container


    Mix 1/2 a cup of water, 1/2 a cup of glue and food coloring in a bowl. Add a sprinkle of glitter.

    sparkly slime recipe

Add 1/2 a cup of laundry starch and mix. The mixture may be gloppy at first, but it will dry out and stretch the more you play with it.

glitter slime recipe

Stretch it and get it dry before handing it to a child to cut down on mess.

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If you like, give your children some plastic jewels and plastic coins to add to the slime. We thought our pirate treasure looked more authentic this way.

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The slime was like the solid mass of treasure you always see in cartoons that isn't drawn in enough detail for all the pieces to stand out.


There are a lot of ways to learn with this slime, such as by counting the jewels, making patterns of coins, or forming the slime into letters and numbers.

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