Leprechauns, glitter, confetti, gold coins, oh my! Fill a little black kettle with our amazingly easy to make St Patricks day slime recipe and watch it ooze out! We love our homemade slime recipes and know you will to. Slime making is our mission, and we want you to be able to make the best slime recipes ever!
EASY TO MAKE ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME RECIPE!
This St Patricks day slime recipe calls for a good clear slime recipe, and we now have two versions to share with you. You pick which one works best for you!
I love making clear slime because it works so nicely with showing off your theme confetti like the leprechauns and shamrocks we are using in this recipe.
Of course if you want to add a drop of green food coloring, it will still look awesome! Tuck a few gold coins into it, put in a small container, and give a bit of lucky slime to a friend this St Patricks Day!
Watch the St Patricks Day Slime Video! (this is with making colored slimes)
WHAT’S WITH THE SLIME MAKING OBSESSION?
Why do your little leprechauns love making homemade slime recipes so much? We think it’s pretty cool. Kids love tactile sensory experiences and slime is perfect for fidgety kids, kids who love textures, and kids who need a calm down type activity!
Slime is also an amazing chemistry demonstration for science! Below I talk a little bit about the basic science behind the homemade slime complete with polymers, molecules, and activators!
So yes slime is a bit of an obsession, but slime is also a great sensory play material and a great learning tool! We think it’s awesome hands on play and science all in one activity you can make with pretty basic supplies.
ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME RECIPE SUPPLIES
Make sure to read through our recommended supplies list for what we love to use! Clear Washable PVA School Glue
Borax (see alternative saline solution clear slime here)
Measuring Spoon and Cups
Bowl and Spoon
Glitter, Confetti, Sequins, Gold Coins
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MAKING YOUR ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME RECIPE
You can add the fun mix-ins like the glitter and confetti during the mixing process. Or you can sprinkle it on top of already made slime and knead it into the slime. Either way, it’s tons of fun!
The little black pots are perfect for playing with your slime, but I would make sure to store your slime is a container with a lid! Your slime can last for several weeks if stored properly.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPE
What’s the science behind St Patrick Day slime recipe? 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!
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!
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!
Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!
We love making homemade slime variations for every holiday, and we have so many great ideas for St Patricks Day slime including glitter slime, gold slime, rainbow slime, fluffy slimes, and more!
If you haven’t tried making homemade slime, what’s holding you back? How can I help you? We want you to be able to make awesome slime with your kids, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.
AWESOME, EASY HOMEMADE ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME RECIPE FOR KIDS!
Make sure to check out all our awesome St Patrick’s Day Science and STEM ideas. Click on photos.