This Pot of Gold Slime makes a fun St. Patrick’s day craft! Kids will love creating this metallic gold slime that looks like what you might find at the end of a rainbow.
Pot of Gold Slime
We are coming upon St. Patrick’s Day and we could use a little gold to celebrate, right? This fun slime activity is one the kids are sure to love. Just look how shimmery it is. You could even add in some shamrock confetti for an even more festive look.
This gold slime doesn’t have to be made just for the holiday. If you have a unicorn or rainbow themed party, you can make this as a fun party favor.
Note: This pot of gold slime can be a little messy, so we recommend you lay down a few old newspapers or plastic on the table. Also, you can grab some little artist smocks from Amazon if you want to keep your children’s clothing clean as they play.
Want more fun St. Patrick’s Day activities? Check out these:
- Paper Plate Leprechaun
- Salad Spinner Shamrocks
- St. Patrick’s Day Homemade Playdough
- Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppet
- Leprechaun Gnome Treats
How to Make Gold Slime
- 1 (6 ounce) bottles Elmer’s Glue in gold glitter
- About ½ cup warm water
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon contact lens solution (containing boric acid), for each batch
Empty the glue into a large bowl.
Fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into the bowl with glue and stir to combine.
Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly.
If you are adding additional glitter, food coloring, scents, or confetti, stir into the glue mixture before adding the contact lens solution.
Add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well. (Note: regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue. Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.)
Remove the slime from the bowl. The slime will be sticky. Begin to play with the slime, stretching or kneading it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready when it is no longer sticky.
How Long Will This Slime Last?
Your gold slime should be ready to play with for a least a week. Be sure to store it in an airtight container when not using it. If you are sending it home from a party, we recommend these small slime containers from Amazon.