Arr you ready for a pirate treasure slime recipe? Although we’ve made a lot of slime recipes to date, this pretty, sparkly version was a really big hit with the kids, and I really loved it too! We used this pirate slime as a fun science activity in a pirate thematic unit recently. You can see some of the other activities that will go along with a pirate theme before I share the recipe to make your very own treasure slime!
Kids will have a blast with all of these activities, but they will REALLY love playing with the sparkly slime.
Pirate Activities for Kids
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Treasure Map Upper and Lowercase Matching Activity // I Can Teach My Child
Paper Bowl Pirate Craft // I Heart Crafty Things
Color by Code Addition Sheets // The STEM Laboratory
Pirate Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Pirate Treasure Beginning Sounds Activity // Mom Inspired Life
Pirate Maths: Doubling Numbers // Adventures and Play
Treasure Chest Beginning Blends Match // The Letters of Literacy
Digging for Pirate Treasure Numbers // Play and Learn Every Day
Pirate Digraph Spin and Cover // Recipe for Teaching
Pirate Color by Sight Word Activity // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Glittering Pirate Treasure Slime // Schooling a Monkey
Pirate Treasure Chest Alphabet Play Dough Mats // Modern Preschool
I Spy ABC Treasure Map Writing Activity // Powerful Mothering
Pirate Dice Activities // Fairy Poppins
Pirate Sight Word Bingo // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Pirate Treasure Greater Than Less Than Activity // Science Kiddo
Pirate Monkey Beginning Sounds Activity // Pages of Grace
Sink the Sight Word Pirate Ships // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Pirate Themed Number Puzzles // Sara J Creations
Story Time with Printable Pirate Math Activity // Homebound but Hopeful
Treasure Chest Math Facts Sort // The Kindergarten Connection
Editable Pirate Sight Word Game // Playdough to Plato
Pirate Treasure Slime
What you’ll need to make pirate treasure slime:
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- Elmer’s clear glue
- Yellow food coloring
- Gold glitter
- Liquid laundry starch
- Jewels (optional)
- Play coins (optional)
Mix 1/2 a cup of water, 1/2 a cup of glue and food coloring in a bowl. Add a sprinkle of glitter.
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.
Stretch it and get it dry before handing it to a child to cut down on mess.
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.
The slime was like the solid mass of treasure you always see in cartoons that isn’t drawn enough 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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