My kids love to play with slime! It’s one of our most used sensory materials in the classroom. We love finding new ways to play and encourage sensory play in the classroom, and homemade slime is always a crowd pleaser. These St. Patrick’s Day slime recipes are perfect for entertaining your kids and enjoying a fun Irish themed sensory play activity! Here are some fun slime recipes for St. Patrick’s Day that your classroom will love.
You can also make these slime recipes at home for science learning and play on the weekends, or during any holiday break. Kids absolutely go nuts for the best slime recipes, and if you have slime lovers in your house, you definitely won’t want to miss out on bringing St. Patrick’s Day into the slime equation.
THE VERY BEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY SLIME RECIPES
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WHAT IS ST. PATRICK’S DAY SLIME ALL ABOUT?
St. Patrick’s Day slime recipes are about more than just having fun with stretchy, gooey slime. Slime is a wonderful way to help children foster a love of science and chemistry. Slime is formed when a chemical reaction between materials in the glue and the boron in the laundry starch or borax. This reaction alters the chemical bond of the materials, combining them into long polymer chains. This process is similar to how most flexible plastics are made today. Making a variety of slimes is also a good STEM activity experimenting with how different ingredients react to make a variety of slime textures.
We make a St. Patrick’s Day version of slime because it’s a fun way to combine science and sensory experiences with St. Patrick’s Day!
Slime is also wonderful for kiddos who are sensory seeking, particularly for kids with SPD, autism, and ADHD.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY SLIME RECIPE TIPS
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If you’re new to slime, definitely read our tips on how to make the perfect slime recipe every time. And if you need more help, check out these slime troubleshooting tips. If you’re in a bit of a rush though, just remember that brands matter when making slime. We will not make slime unless we have Elmer’s glue on hand, Good food coloring (that’s a brand we love), and Sta-flo laundry starch (unless we’re making an unusual slime recipe, like taffy slime). While there are other ways to make slime, like with Borax powder and baking soda (we’ve never gotten contact lens slime to work), laundry starch slime is by far our favorite, and we will always recommend using it above any other recipe.
If you can’t get enough of this St. Patrick’s Day slime, try our lucky coin slime or solid gold slime! Read on to learn how to make your very own tried and tested St. Patrick’s Day slime recipes!
MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT: THE COMPLETE LIST OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY STEM ACTIVITIES!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE ST. PATRICK’S DAY SLIME
If your slime recipe uses glue, you’ll want to make sure you have these ingredients on hand.
Most glue recipes (but not all, so make sure to check each recipe carefully!) use:
- Elmer’s glue (white or clear)
- Sta-flo laundry starch
- Good brand food coloring
Elmer’s Liquid School Glue, Premium Clear, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count – Great For Making SlimeFood Coloring Liqua-Gel – 6 Color Rainbow Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) BottlesPurex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 OunceOriginal Stationery Arts and Crafts Glitter Shake Jars, Extra Fine, 24 Multi color Set
THE FULL LIST OF SLIME RECIPES FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
These slime recipes for St. Patrick’s Day will make every day feel like a holiday in your home or classroom! Try the one that catches your eye the most, or try them all for even more stretchy slime fun! Each of the slime recipes listed below uses specific ingredients and ratios, so you’ll want to click through to view the full recipe. Otherwise, you may end up with a gloopy mess and your ingredients will be wasted!
Thick St. Patrick’s Day Slime // Little Bins for Little Hands
Leprechaun Beard Slime // Life with Darcy and Brian
St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Slime // Eating Richly
Confetti Shamrock Slime // As the Bunny Hops
Glitter Shamrock Slime // Happiness is Homemade
Gold Slime // Fun a Day
St. Patrick’s Day Borax Slime // Mom Luck
Rainbow Slime // Left Brain Craft Brain
DIY St. Patrick’s Day Baking Soda Slime // Living Lavida Holoka
Rainbow Treasure Slime// Growing a Jeweled Rose
Gold Sparkle Slime // Little Bins for Little Hands
Rainbow Slime // Sugar Spice and Glitter
Fluffy Rainbow Slime
Glitter Rainbow Slime
Solid Gold Slime
TAKE YOUR ST. PATRICK’S DAY STEM ACTIVITIES FURTHER!
SLIME BOOKS YOU’LL LOVE
Ultimate Slime: DIY Tutorials for Crunchy Slime, Fluffy Slime, Fishbowl Slime, and More Than 100 Other Oddly Satisfying Recipes and Projects–Totally Borax Free!The Slime Book: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect SlimeThe Slime Workshop: 20 DIY Projects to Make Awesome Slimes―All Borax Free!Slime 101: How to Make Stretchy, Fluffy, Glittery & Colorful Slime!Slime Sorcery: 97 Magical Concoctions Made from Almost Anything – Including Fluffy, Galaxy, Crunchy, Magnetic, Color-changing, and Glow-In-The-Dark SlimeThe Book of Slime: 33 Recipes for Stretchy, Twisty, Squishy Fun!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY BOOKS
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How to Catch a LeprechaunThe Night Before St. Patrick’s DayThere Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day EverPatrick: Patron Saint of IrelandStory of Saint Patrick’s Day, TheSt. Patrick’s DayA Fine St. Patrick’s DayHow to Trap a LeprechaunSt Patricks Day Coloring Book