What do leprechauns love more then rainbows and gold? They love our homemade slime of course. That’s because we know what we are doing when it comes to making slime to share with all of you. This St Patricks Day Slime Recipe is filled with gold, glitter, sequins, and gorgeous color, but it’s way easier to make then you might think. Read on!
EASY TO MAKE ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME RECIPE FOR KIDS!
You’ve go this whole slime making thing in the bag if you stick with our homemade slime recipes. This specific St Patricks Day slime recipe showcases our saline solution slime recipe as you will see in the video below.
We love how easy this St Patty’s Day slime is to make with the kids. They will love the awesome stretchiness of it, and it’s so much fun to decorate too. Theme confetti and glitter are always a hit.
Little black pots are a great addition to your collection. See how we use this little pots in our fluffy slime too. We also use these pots for a few of our favorite St Patricks Day Science and STEM activities too.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
MAKING YOUR ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME RECIPE
All of our holiday, seasonal, and everyday theme slimes like this ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME use one of our 4 basic slime recipes that are super easy to make! We make slime all the time, and these have become our go-to favorite slime making recipes.
I always let you know which recipe we use in our photographs, but I will also tell you which of the other basic recipes will work too! Usually you can interchange several of the recipes depending on what you have for slime supplies.
Make sure to read through our recommended slime supplies and print out a slime supplies checklist for your next trip to the store. After the supplies listed below you will see click here black boxes for slime recipes that will work with this theme.
You will find a list of supplies and recipe links if you keep on reading!
EXTRA SLIMY RESOURCES
If you scroll down, you will find click here boxes with our most popular slime topics that you may find helpful.
Slime is easy to make, but it’s important that you read the directions, use the correct ingredients, measure accurately, and have a little patience if you don’t succeed the first time. Remember, it’s a recipe just like baking!
The biggest reason for slime fails is not reading through the recipe! People contact me all the time with: “Why didn’t this work?”
Most of the time the answer has been lack of attention to supplies needed, reading the recipe, and actually measuring the ingredients! So give it a try and do let me know if you need some help. On a very rare occasion I have gotten an old batch of glue, and there is no fixing that!
I highly suggest you read up on BEST SLIME INGREDIENTS! You can also learn about slime activators and whats so important about them.
ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME RECIPE SUPPLIES
You can see which exact supplies we like to use, click here
Clear Washable PVA School Glue
Saline Solution (must contain boric acid and sodium borate)
CHOOSE YOUR SLIME RECIPE!
Each of our basic slime recipes, that we use for all of our seasonal, every day, and holiday slimes, have their own complete slime making page. This way you can see a complete page dedicated to making the specific slime!
You can check out the supplies if you want to try a different recipe from what we used in this recipe. You can watch a video of each slime being made, and of course each recipe will also have full instructions and photos showing steps.
STORING YOUR SLIME
I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. Usually we use a reusable container either plastic or glass. If you keep your slime clean it will last for several weeks. And…if you forget to store your slime in a container, it does actually last a few days uncovered. If the top gets crusty just fold it into itself.
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. For large groups we have used condiment containers as seen here.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME RECIPE
What’s the science behind this leprechaun loving slime? The borate ions in the slime activator mix with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking! Also good to know is that boron is an element and borate is mined for in the US and other countries.
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.
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 is thicker and rubberier like slime!
Picture the difference between wet spaghetti as it slides out of the pan and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!
Slime also likes the warmth of your hands!
HERE’S SOME MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!
You will find everything you ever wanted to know about making homemade all year long slime right here, and if you have questions, just ask me!
Did you know we also have fun with lots of different kinds of science activities too? We also have all kinds of simple to set up science experiments and STEM activities. Click on all the black boxes below to learn more.