Do you know a child who is in love with the Disney movie Moana? Little C asks to watch Moana at least once a day, so for this week’s Try It Tuesday, we decided to try our hand at making gold shiny slime to go along with Tamatoa the crab on Moana who loves all things shiny. If you were a fly on the wall at our house, you would probably hear us singing, ” I’m shiny!” at any given moment, on any given day. That’s why I was excited when I saw this idea on Pinterest via As The Bunny Hops. We added googly eyes and other props to this shiny slime, and this was definitely a winning activity in the Create Laugh Learn house. Want to know how to make shiny Tamatoa slime using our favorite slime recipe?
- Liquid starch
- Clear PVA glue (school glue)
- Large gold glitter
- A disposable spoon to stir with
- A mixing bowl
- A 1/4 cup measuring cup
- A large serving platter, or another nonstick surface to play with your slime on
How to Make Shiny Tamatoa Slime
Below are the instructions to how we make our favorite slime. We use liquid starch, but I know that liquid starch isn’t available in all countries, so I’d like to share two other slime recipes with you. I got the idea for shiny slime on Pinterest from As The Bunny Hops, and she uses a borax recipe. You can also find some fun printables to go along with this slime by clicking on the link to asthebunnyhops.com. If you’d like a non-borax recipe, but don’t have access to liquid starch, you could also use this borax-free recipe from Imagination Tree, they use contact lens solution and baking soda. Here is our recipe.
- Measure out 1/4 cup of school glue, and pour it into your mixing bowl.
- Add gold glitter to your glue, and mix it all together. We used large gold glitter flakes. It doesn’t take much, about two teaspoons. We added way too much glitter on our first attempt, and it stopped the slime from thickening up.
- After you mix the glue, and glitter together, fill your 1/4 C measuring cup halfway with your liquid starch, and pour that into your glue mixture. Make sure you don’t use a full 1/4 cup of liquid starch because you will have a hard time mixing it all together! You should do half now, and the other half later if you decide you want your slime to be thicker.
- As you stir your liquid starch into your glue, you will start to see it thicken up.
- Once your slime thickens up like the pictures above, you are going to pour it out into your hand. It will look similar to the picture below when you first pour it out of the bowl. Here is where I take over. This is probably where I should have put on gloves as well. My hands got very sticky! Now you have to squish and knead your slime. You are going to squeeze it, roll it between your hands, and smash it onto a nonstick surface until the slime is no longer slick, and most of the stickiness is gone. It should look similar to the second picture below when you are done working all the liquid starch into the glue.
- At this point, your slime mixture is perfect for stretching and squishing. This is the typical slime consistency that most kids like.
- Now comes the fun part, playing with your slime! We added googly eyes, and drapped the slime over a floral circle cut in half. Then we added the rest of the liquid starch and blew huge bubbles with our slime. If you want to make bubbles with your slime like yiu seebin the pictures below, click here to read our article on How to Make Epic Slime Bubbles.
I hope you loved this shiny Tamatoa slime idea as much as we did, and I hope you have fun trying out some bubbles. If you have any questions, just leave us a comment. Don’t forget to check back next week to see what fun activity we try next week!