This shamrock slime uses a gold slime base with an addition of green glitter. Adjust the recipe to make the slime moldable and kids can make shamrock shapes
Slime is such a fun sensory material for kids. Not only is is fun to play with, it requires math, science and fine motor skills to make. So many amazing benefits!
This shamrock slime uses a gold slime base, and then adds some green glitter for color. This slime has a bit of extra activator making it firmer and more moldable, so that kids can create a melting shamrock shape out of it.
St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday for kids to celebrate. From rainbows to pots of gold and sneaky little leprechauns, children love to find ways to have fun with St. Patrick’s Day.
Sensory play is always a favorite of ours, and slime is typically a must when celebrating a holiday. This shamrock slime would be fun to do with a group of kids at a party as well.
To Make the Shamrock Slime
Watch the video below of the shamrock slime making:
We used this gold slime recipe as a base for our shamrock slime. The recipe in the post calls for clear glue, water and activator to make the clear slime.
Pre-made activator is an easy way to replace contact solution and baking soda or borax in your slime recipe, and makes slime making a bit more fool-proof for kids.
We followed the recipe closely, but then added just an extra 1/2 ounce of activator to stiffen up the slime just a bit. This allows for a more moldable slime for kids to make a shamrock out of!
From gold to green!
Once you have a nice gold slime that is still clear, add some green glitter!
Be generous here, the glitter will transform your slime from clear and gold to green and gold, and will be even more sparkly.
Additionally, the slime should be slightly thicker than traditional slime. The extra activator plus the gold foil confetti will make for a stiff slime that melts and stretches slowly.
Children can mold shamrocks out of their slime by making three balls of slime (or 4 for a lucky four leaf clover!) and adding a slime stem.
My children enjoyed making shamrocks out of slime, holding them in their hands, and letting them slowly melt between their fingers before molding them all over again.
Have so much fun making and playing with this shamrock slime, and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day through PLAY!