We had so much fun making the rose quartz slime, we wanted to see what other gem or stone we could recreate with slime and decided on amethyst because of its beautiful deep purple! This is a one step batch of slime with opportunities for the little ones to help, but striking enough for tweens, teens or even adults. My 6 year old really likes being in charge of dumping the glitter, and since this one is so saturated with it, there’s a lot of room for error. Like a few of the other slime recipes, this one is almost more like a putty because it’s so thick with glitter, which is just as much fun to play with and little less messy.
To get started you’ll need:
- Shimmer eye shadow, highlighter or pigment.. new or old. If you don’t have any laying around, any type of powder shimmer make up from the 99 cent store works great
- Chunky iridescent confetti (we got ours from party city but you can also get it at craft stores near the glitter)
- Lots of iridescent glitter, if you have small amounts left over from other projects in multiple sizes, using all them at once works just as well as long as they’re not opaque
- Purple food coloring
- Clear school glue
- Liquid starch
- Bowl for mixing
- Mix 1/4 of a cup of glue and 1/8 cup of water in a bowl and thoroughly mix until you’re unable to see anymore clear streaking in the mixture and the glue is totally dissolved into the water
- Scrape the shimmer make up into the mix, add glitter, and confetti then thoroughly mix. The mixture should be chunky and totally saturated with the confetti flakes and glitter, so continue to add more if needed. Then mix in 3-4 drops of food coloring, you want a nice deep purple. Stir again until everything is nice and blended.
- Add 1/4 cup of liquid starch and immediately begin stirring quickly in circles until it all starts forming in the center of the bowl and around the stick you’re stirring with. Remove and squish back and forth in hands until it starts to form a more cohesive glob in your hands and begin to knead and stretch it until the excess moisture is gone, then allow it to sit for a few moments
- Enjoy your amethyst slime!