This St.Patrick’s Day, make this St. Patrick’s Day slime treasure hunt! Kids will love playing with the slime and finding the hidden coins.
If your kids love slime recipes (and what kid doesn’t right now?), they they will love this fun St. Patrick’s Day slime with a treasure hunt twist!
The coins are stuck in the slime and get buried in the slime. Then, as kids pull them out, they stretch and play with the slime.
Preschoolers and kindergarteners can even use this activity to practice counting!
How to Make St. Patrick’s Coin Slime
St. Patrick’s Day Slime Science Experiment
Slime is made when boron mixes with the polymer chains in the glue, creating strong, but flexible bonds between the molecules. There are so many fun tweaks you can make to a basic slime recipe, like my kid’s favorite, fluffy slime!
Since this slime does contain borax, if you have a sensitivity to it, you may want to try our baking soda slime instead.
Slime Making Tips for St. Patrick’s Day Slime
If you don’t want to waste a lot of ingredients, try mixing up a small batch first to make sure you won’t have to tweak it before you make the larger version.
We always stock up on gallon sizes of glue and the large laundry starch just in case something goes wrong (but it almost always goes smoothly).
How to Make Coin Slime
Follow these directions and you’ll have the best St. Patrick’s day slime ever!
What you’ll need to make the St. Patrick’s Day slime:
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- Coins (we got ours at Amazon)
- Clear glue
- Laundry starch
- Green food coloring
- Measuring cup
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
St. Patrick’s Day Slime: Treasure Hunt Slime
Kids will love making this treasure hunt St. Patrick’s Day slime!
Mix 1/2 a cup of glue and 1/2 a cup of water in a container. Add green food coloring and stir.
Add 1/2 a cup of starch to the container. Stir until it becomes impossible to stir anymore with the fork.
Let the mixture sit about 5 minutes. This will keep it from being as sticky.
After five minutes, pick up the slime with your hands and squeeze it around a bit to mix any remaining glue.
Once the glue is stretchy and dry, add the coins.
My preschooler used the slime as a sort of coin treasure hunt.
First, she tried to sink the coins into the slime, then later, she stretched it out and removed the coins one by one. She enjoyed counting the coins as she pulled them out.
This slime kept her occupied for an hour!