Gold Slime – Metallic Slime Recipes

Learn how to make different kinds of gold slime in just a few minutes. Multiple golden slime recipes, including shiny and smooth metallic slime and sparkly gold glitter slime.

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I must admit, I simply love to make slime. It’s such an easy project and it gives me something to play with during zoom calls (off-screen, of course).

Now since I’m a big fan of glitter and all things shimmery, I wanted to try to make metallic and glitter slimes. And what better way than to go straight for the gold…slime! And apparently I can’t just make one gold slime so I made three different variations to choose from.

If you’re more into the classic look, check out this green slime recipe. Or if you want to have your slime and eat it too, try making edible slime.

I also created these slime recipe cards that you can print and cut out to make slime any time! Download them below or from the shop.

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Materials for Metallic Gold Slime

Instructions to Make Metallic Gold Slime

First, you want to make the slime activator. Combine 1 cup of warm water with 1 tsp of borax.

Stir it until the borax is completely dissolved and set it aside.

holding a teaspoon of borax powder over a clear measuring cup with water

Pour about a cup of clear PVA glue into a bowl.

pouring clear glue into a glass bowl

Add some metallic gold paint. Be sure to get paint that specifies metallic so that it has some reflective qualities. Otherwise your slime will be more like yellow or brown slime instead of a vibrant gold.

squeezing gold metallic paint into a bowl with clear liquid

Mix it together and feel free to add more paint until you get the color you like. I used probably 1-2 tablespoons of paint.

mixing gold liquid in a clear glass bowl with a plastic spoon

Once you have the color you like, mix in the slime activator. Start with a little bit add a time.

pouring liquid from a measuring cup into a bowl with gold liquid

Stir until it starts to form a ball. Then take it out and work it with your hands.

pulling chunky gold goo

It will likely be a little clumpy to start, but continue to stretch and squish it. Eventually it will turn into smooth metallic gold slime!

I just love how vibrant the gold is and how it catches the light.

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More Gold Slimes

I was curious how it would look if I used white glue instead of clear and then how it would look with glitter to give it some extra sparkle.

Gold Glitter Slime

To make this gold glitter slime, use the clear glue but don’t add any paint. Instead add gold glitter! (This is a biodegradable one)

pouring gold glitter into a bowl with clear liquid

Continue to add as much glitter as you want. Just know that the more glitter you add, the more you will want to work it. You may also need to add extra water. This is because the glue sticks to the glitter and become hard instead of a nice stretchy slime.

stretching gold glitter slime with two hands

I absolutely love this gold glitter slime! And it’s super fun to stretch it out and see through the clear slime.

stretching glitter gold slime apart so that it's very thin and clear

Gold Slime Using White Glue

Since I used the clear glue, I was curious how using white glue instead would look. This is also for those who may only have white glue on hand. So don’t worry, yes, you can still make it with white glue.

Therefore instead of clear glue, use white glue. But still add gold paint.

I found for this one I needed to add more gold paint and even yellow food coloring to get a nice gold color. The white definitely makes the colors more faded.

dropping yellow food coloring to a bowl with gold goo

Then just for fun, I added some of the gold glitter. However, I don’t recommend using glitter and white glue together if you’re trying to get a sparkle effect.

You can see the glitter if you look closely, but it’s more like dots rather than sparkles.

stretching metallic goo so that glitter flakes show

And because I had to use so much gold paint, it got all over my hands.

Since I love glitter and all things sparkle and shimmer, I personally love that I ended up turning gold! But if you don’t want that happening, I definitely recommend using clear glue to make metallic gold slime or glitter slime.

But yes, gold slime can still be made with white glue. You’ll just have a golden moment that can easily be washed off with soap!

hands covered in gold pulling metallic slime

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Gold Slime

Learn how to make gold metallic slime in just a few minutes. There are also other variations, including gold glitter slime.
Yield 1 Gold Slime
Project Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Materials
  

  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 1 tsp Borax
  • 1 Cup Clear PVA Glue
  • 1-3 Tbs Metallic Gold Paint

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Cup
  • Teaspoon

Instructions
 

Make the Slime Activator

  • Combine 1 cup of warm water with 1 tsp of borax. Set Aside.
    holding a teaspoon of borax powder over a clear measuring cup with water

Make the Gold Slime

  • Pour about a cup of clear PVA glue into a bowl.
    1 Cup Clear PVA Glue
    pouring clear glue into a glass bowl
  • Add some metallic gold paint.
    1-3 Tbs Metallic Gold Paint
    squeezing gold metallic paint into a bowl with clear liquid
  • Mix it together and feel free to add more paint until you get the color you like. I used probably 1-2 tablespoons of paint.
    mixing gold liquid in a clear glass bowl with a plastic spoon
  • Mix in the slime activator. Start with a little bit add a time.
    pouring liquid from a measuring cup into a bowl with gold liquid
  • Stir until it starts to form a ball. Then take it out and work it with your hands.
    pulling chunky gold goo
  • It will likely be a little clumpy to start, but continue to stretch and squish it. Eventually it will turn into smooth metallic gold slime!
    stretching smooth metallic slime with two hands

Notes

To make glitter gold slime, omit the gold paint and add gold glitter.
If you only have white glue on hand, you can still make it. Simply add extra paint and a few drops of yellow food coloring. Warning though, the extra paint will get on your hands so be prepared to have a golden moment! Don't worry, it washes off easily with water.
Keyword Glitter, Gold, Slime, Slime Activator

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