Here is an easy slime recipe for St. Patrick’s Day fun with the kids! Just follow the directions, add some green and gold, and it will be time to play!
Learn how to make St. Patrick’s Day fluffy slime with our favorite new slime recipe! It’s so easy to make and so fun to play with because it stretches, it bounces, and it most importantly entertains the kids with green and gold St. Patrick’s day fun!
We have tried numerous slime recipes and always ended up with a hard, not so slimy, not so fun, lump of failed polymer. This recipe worked for us so well we have made batches and batches of it!
To give it a St. Patrick’s Day twist I put Lucky Leprechaun Plastic Coins in the green slime to give my kiddos something fun to find hiding inside their slime. My kiddos were hoping that a leprechaun would walk by and get trapped in our slime..how cool would that be!
Slime Disclaimer: This slime recipe uses borax which has been known to cause skin irritation. My children are not sensitive to borax and had no problem playing with this slime however if you are unsure or already know borax causes skin irritation you may want to try a different sensory play activity like our Taste Safe Water Beads or Moon Dough. Also, borax is not to be consumed so supervise your children during the activity. Thanks and have fun!
Easy Slime Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day
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- 1/2 cup school glue (We used one small bottle of Elmer’s Washable School Glue)
- 1/2 cup Barbasol Shaving Cream (or more)
- 1 tbsp Cornstarch
- 1 tsp Borax
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 squirts lotion (optional)
- Green food coloring
Elmer’s Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 3 PackBarbasol Original Thick and Rich Cream Men Shaving Cream, 10 OunceARGO Cornstarch, 35 OunceBorax 20 Mule Team Detergent Booster, 65 Oz.McCormick Green Food Color, 1 fl oz
Heat up your water on the stove or in the microwave. I put mine in the microwave for one minute. It does not need to be boiling hot, just warm enough to dissolve the borax solution. Add 1 tsp of borax and stir until it is dissolved.
In a separate bowl pour the 1/2 cup of glue, 1/2 cup shaving cream (it makes it fluffy), 2 squirts of lotion (optional–it makes it stretchier), and 1 tbs cornstarch (it makes it thicker). Mix the ingredients until they are smooth. Sometimes our slime ends up with a lot more shaving cream than just 1/2 cup because it foams up. So far it has never been a problem for us, and Little Dragon even believes the more shaving cream the better.
Add in your food coloring and mix until the color is even.
Here is the part where you get to decide on what consistency your slime is going to be. Some recipes call for an exact amount of borax solution but those recipes always failed me.
Tip for Making Slime:
Here is the trick I found–add one tbs of borax solution to your slime recipe making sure to mix between each added tbs. Eventually, the slime will start to thicken, it will release from the sides of the bowl, and turn into slime. The more borax you add the harder the slime will get. There is such thing as too much borax so be patient and make sure to mix it all in before playing with it. We usually add around 6-8 tbs to each batch of slime.
Now your slime is ready to play with. It will stick to clothes so you may want to put your kiddos in aprons or old clothes. Whenever we end up with slime on our clothes I have the kids change and then promptly through their clothes in the washing machine and it washes right off.
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(Originally posted March 6, 2018, Updated March 8, 2022)