a young boy plays with st. Patrick's day-themed slime, stretching it to expose lucky gold coins


How to make St. Patrick’s Day slime that’s full of shiny treasures

Mar 12, 2018

Are your kids crazy about slime? I know many kids are and my youngest is certainly one of those kids. He loves slime a lot and often begs me to make it for him. So, with St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, we made a batch of sparkly green slime filled with gold coins.

This slime recipe is extremely easy to make. It's also incredibly stretchy!

What You'll Need: 

  • 1 cup of white glue
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 5-6 tbsp. of contact solution (I used Opti-Free Replenish)
  • Green liquid watercolors or food coloring
  • Glitter (Optional, or check here for eco-friendly glitter alternatives)
  • Gold and green St. Patrick's Day coins (I got these from the dollar store)

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How It's Made: 

  • In a large bowl, mix the white glue with the baking soda. Next, add liquid watercolours (or food colouring) and the glitter, if you're so inclined. Mix well. I prefer to use liquid watercolours because they don't stain, whereas food colouring does.
  • Gradually stir in the contact solution until the mixture starts to stick to itself and no longer sticks to the bowl.
  • I usually also knead the slime at this point to make sure it isn't too sticky. If it still feels sticky, then I add more contact solution. I keep repeating until it is no longer sticking to my hands.
  • When the slime is ready, fold in some of the St. Patrick's Day themed coins. (My kids ended up adding even more as they played, so apparently I didn't add enough.)

My youngest really enjoyed pulling the coins out of the slime and then burying new coins in its place. He would stretch and pull and then watch the coins slowly slide their way down.

Then he would quickly roll the slime up into a ball so that the coins would get reincorporated.

You could easily turn this slime into a math activity by encouraging your kids to count the number of coins. They can also learn subtraction by removing coins and addition by adding coins. 

When your kids are done playing with the slime, you can store it in an airtight container or zipper-seal bag and reuse the slime another time.

Article Author Dyan Robson
Dyan Robson

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Married to her high school sweetheart, Dyan is mom to two boys, J and K, who also teaches piano out of her home. On her blog And Next Comes L, Dyan shares her story of raising a child with hyperlexia, hypernumeracy and autism, amongst a variety of sensory activities for kids. You can find out more about their story on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Google+.


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