What’s St. Patrick’s Day with out a St Patricks Day Leprechaun Slime! We love creating themed slimes for all the holidays, special occasions, and seasons. It’s such an easy recipe to make slime which makes it a must try for classic science that kids think is really cool.
LUCKY ST PATRICKS DAY LEPRECHAUN SLIME RECIPE FOR KIDS
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Slime is really neat and until I made my own, I always thought it was difficult to make. Guess what? Making slime is actually pretty easy. We have step by step directions with pictures for a no fail recipe you and your kids will love! Why do you think have so many themed slimes!
Taking in focus photos of a kid playing with slime is about as easy as you can imagine! Not! Slime oozing, moving, and stretching is great fun but not picture friendly. Enjoy our action shots while we played with slime!
Slime can be super stretchy!
ST PATRICKS DAY LEPRECHAUN SLIME SCIENCE
Slime is science. Slime is all about chemistry and the reaction between different liquids. To read more about the science behind our basic homemade slime recipe, click here. Learn about polymers, liquids, and solids. See how to make your St Patricks Day Leprechaun slime below.
IS MAKING SLIME MESSY?
When you first mix slime, it’s messy on the hands. Once the slime set ups, it’s longer a messy activity. A few pieces might stick to hands, but they quickly peel off. For the most part slime shouldn’t stick or leave goop everywhere.
Slime is great for squeezing.
Fun leprechaun slime is a great way to include science in St. Patrick’s Day activities.
Playing with the slime together is a great time to talk about the science too. The attraction the glue and starch have to each other form long chains. All those long chains come together and form the slime. Make sure to read all the slime science!
Adding confetti, lucky coins, and even a little black pot is a fun way to encourage sensory play too. Slime is a terrific sensory recipe for kids who really like to get involved with their hands and enjoy that tactile experience. Need more sensory play recipes, we have tons!
LETS MAKE SLIME FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Clear Washable Elmer’s Glue
St. Patrick’s Day Themed Confetti
Bowl, Spoon, Measuring Cup
Click on the black box below to see the full recipe with step by step instructions including photos for each step!
Slime starts to form immediately. As soon as you pour the liquid starch into the glue mixture, you can see the slime start to come together. You will feel the slime once you put your hand in to mix it. We think that’s pretty neat.
Once I am finished mixing the slime, I always transfer it to a clean and dry surface. The slime is great to play with right away, but I also think it’s even better after 15-20 mins. Our slime always lasts a couple weeks if we store it in a container, loosely covered.
I have always found that young kids love the novelty of holiday themed science activities. I actually enjoy it too! The best part of it though is that you can present the same science concept in many ways.
Using the holidays, seasons, and special occasions to try awesome science activities and experiments is the perfect opportunity to make learning playful. This really helps with the repetition necessary to really learn the information.
LUCKY LEPRECHAUN SLIME FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY SCIENCE!
Also make sure to check out all our St Patricks Day science activities!
Don’t forget to build a Leprechaun trap!
Make sure to check out STEM activities for all year round!