Shamrock Slime is a quick and easy St. Patrick’s Day kids craft that the whole family will enjoy! Whip up a batch of this homemade DIY slime in just a few minutes for lots of gooey fun!
My three boys can’t get enough of homemade DIY slime recipes, so we quickly whipped up a batch of this easy “Shamrock Slime” to celebrate upcoming St. Patrick’s Day!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE Shamrock SLIME:
- Glue – green glitter glue or white school glue
- Food Coloring (if using white glue)
- Water – 1 cup + 1 tsp.
- Borax – 1 tsp.
In a large bowl, mix together the bottle of glue + 1 tsp. of water.
Dissolve 1 tsp. of Borax into 1 cup of water.
Stir the Borax mixture into the glue mixture. The glue mixture will immediately begin to get thick and clumpy. Continue to stir for about 20-30 seconds.
As soon as the glue mixture has thickened and formed one large mass, drain off the excess liquid.
Knead the slime – it’ll be gooey and sticky at first, but it will firm up as you work with it.
When the slime is ready, it will be soft, smooth, silky, and will have a slow fluid consistency that will take the shape of whatever vessel you put it into. It’s a ton of sensory fun, and once you start squishing, you’ll never want to stop!
If glitter isn’t your thing, white school glue mixed with a few drops of neon green food coloring also makes great Shamrock Slime, and adding in some St. Patrick’s Day confetti makes it even MORE fun!
(See what I mean? It’s SUPER stretchy and gooey!)
One batch of Shamrock Slime fits perfectly into three large vending machine capsules (perfect for party favors!).
Shamrock Slime is sure to be a HUGE hit with your kids, and I bet you that the grown-ups will want to get in on the fun too! It’s an oddly satisfying sensory experience for the entire family! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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Sharon Schroeter says
I loved your shamrock slime & made some for the grandkids. They loved it, but it was more like playdough than slime. Not sure what I did wrong–any suggestions?
Thanks for your great ideas–keep up the good work!
I’m sorry to hear that the texture didn’t work out for you, Sharon. Sometimes the glue mixture can be a bit temperamental with the Borax solution, and leaving them together for too long (you want to drain the excess solution as soon as the glue mixture begins clumping together) can occasionally result in a thicker consistency, more like a dough than a slime. Different brands of glue can also react differently with the amount of Borax used in the solution. Next time, I’d suggest using a tiny bit less Borax than the recipe calls for and draining off the excess liquid just as soon as the glue mixture starts sticking together in a clump. Glad you and your grandkids still had fun with it!