Peacock Feather Slime

The colors on a peacock feather have always been one of my favorite color combinations of all time, so I had to try to recreate it with slime. This one is a little time extensive because it does have quite a few colors, but still looks great even after it’s all mixed up from being well played with. 

To get started you will need:

  • White and clear school glue
  • Liquid starch
  • Water
  • Green, blue, teal, and fuschia glitter (I like to buy the packs that come with multiple small packets if I don’t have all the colors)
  • Blue, green, purple, and teal food dye (I used teal frosting color but you can always carefully mix the right amount of blue and green as well)
  • Mixing bowl 
  • Paper plates (optional but convenient)

When I’m doing a multi-color slime like this, I work in small batches to keep it manageable for when it’s time to blend it, and since there are so many colors you still end up with quite a good amount… but if it’s for a big group of kids or people and needs to be split up among them, you can always double the recipe. 

  1. We’re going to start with the opaque batches. Combine 2 tablespoons (1/8 cup) of white glue and 1 table spoon of water in the mixing bowl, and mix all the way until the liquid is milky with no streaks. 
  2. Add your first color into the mix and stir until all the way blended 
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of liquid starch and immediately start stirring in a circular motion until it becomes one big clump in the middle of the bowl 
  4. Remove the glob and all the little bits from the bowl and work it in your hands for a few minutes to smooth it out and remove excess moisture, then lay on a paper plate to rest 
  5. Repeat with 3 remaining colors 
  6. Now we begin with the glitter batches. We will use the same measurements, except with the clear glue and no food coloring this time. Combine 2 tablespoons (1/8 cup) of clear glue and 1 table spoon of water in the mixing bowl, and mix all the way until the liquid is totally clear with no streaks. 
  7. Add teal glitter into the mix and stir until all the way blended and saturated with glitter
  8. Add 2 tablespoons of liquid starch and immediately start stirring in a circular motion until it becomes one big clump in the middle of the bowl 
  9. Remove the glob and all the little bits from the bowl and work it in your hands for a few minutes to smooth it out and remove excess moisture, then lay on a paper plate to rest 
  10. Repeat 2 more times, one batch with both fuschia and blue glitter in the same mix, and one with the green glitter 
  11. Now that they are all done and have had a few minutes to rest on a plate (I have found this significantly improves texture) lay them down in stripes, alternating solid and glitter in this order: purple, blue, green. Allow them to sit again for about 5 min to melt into each other 
  12. Pick it up, stretch it, twist it, watch the colors blend, and have fun!
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