I can’t help but celebrate any holiday with a variety of theme homemade slimes, and it definitely shows! Naturally, when St Patricks day rolls around, we need to celebrate with gorgeous slimes and easy slime homemade recipes. This is the best HOW TO MAKE SLIME FOR ST PATRICKS DAY resource with an awesome variety of homemade slime making ideas.
HOW TO MAKE SLIME FOR ST PATRICKS DAY!
We invite you to learn how to make slime for St Patricks Day this month! Slime making is so much fun if you have the best recipes to use.
Slime making is our thing, and we use these exact recipes over and over again all year long. You know you are getting tried, tested, and true slime recipes with easy to follow instructions and videos when we can!
We always welcome questions!
MAKE ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME RECIPES
Below you will find the links to all our BEST St. Patricks Day slime recipes. You will find several types of neat slimes that use some fun extra ingredients to make some of the most popular slime themes out there!
The base for any of these slimes uses our 4 now 5 basic slime recipes (click here) with the common slime activators which include saline solution and baking soda, borax powder, or liquid starch.
- Saline Solution Slime Recipe
- Borax Powder Slime Recipe
- Fluffy Slime Recipes
- Liquid Starch Slime Recipe
- 2 Ingredient Slime Recipe
HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here. Slime really does make for an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too! Mixtures, substances, polymers, cross-linking, states of matter, elasticity, and viscosity are just a few of the science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime!
What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activators (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) mix with the PVA (polyvinyl acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross-linking!
SLIME IS A NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID
Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!
The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules with flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state. Until…
When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and thicker and rubberier like slime! Slime is a polymer.
Picture the difference between wet spaghetti and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms, the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!
SLIME FOR NGSS
Did you know that slime aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards? It does and you can use slime making to explore states of matter and its interactions. Check out NGSS 2-PS1-1 for more information!
BEST ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME RECIPES EVER!
Below you will find all our favorite Valentine’s Day slime recipes to try with the kids this season. All of these ideas with the exception of the fluffy slime, are perfect for handing out instead of candy. Fluffy slime is still easy to give but it can lose some of its fluff after a while.
Click on the links above each photograph or on the photograph to learn how to make each unique Valentines Day slime recipe. I promise it’s super easy!
CLICK ON THE SLIME RECIPE PICTURES OR LINKS BELOW TO READ ABOUT EACH ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME.
RAINBOW FLUFFY SLIME
STORING YOUR SLIME
You’ll see that slime is a great make and take for parties and treats or school groups and clubs!
Slime lasts quite a while! I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. We use reusable containers in either plastic or glass. Make sure to keep your slime clean and it will last for several weeks. I love the deli-style containers in my recommended slime supplies list here.
If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store or grocery store or even Amazon. For large groups, we have used condiment containers as seen here.