If you’ve been looking for some fun Saint Patrick’s Day activities for your little one, and you know your little one loves slime, there’s something for you to combine both of them together!
Give this easy rainbow slime recipe a try- it can be the perfect effortless way to introduce your little one to Saint Patrick’s Day. What’s best is that it is super easy to make.
Read on to discover a quick rundown of how you can get started on it.
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Supplies For This Rainbow Slime Activity
If you’ve been trying some homemade slime recipes earlier for your little one, you’ll need no introduction to the ingredients in this supplies list.
- 6 (6 ounce) bottles clear Elmer’s Glue (one for each color) or 4 ½ cups clear glue divided into ¾ cup increments
- About ½ cup warm water, for each batch
- ½ teaspoon baking soda, for each batch
- 1 tablespoon contact lens solution (containing boric acid), for each batch
- Food coloring, in red, blue, yellow, and green
- Toys or foil confetti (if desired)
To make the colors in this project, I used these-
- Red – 10 drops red food coloring
- Orange – 5 drops yellow food coloring and 3 drops red food coloring
- Yellow – 10 drops yellow food coloring
- Green – 10 drops green food coloring
- Blue – 10 drops blue food coloring
- Purple – 5 drops red food coloring and 4 drops blue food coloring
- You will make six separate batches of slime with one in each color.
How To Make Rainbow Slime
Empty the glue into a large bowl.
Fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into bowl with glue and stir to combine.
Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly.
If you are adding additional glitter, confetti, or food coloring, stir it into the glue mixture.
Add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well. (Note: regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue.
Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.)
Remove the slime from the bowl allowing any excess liquid to remain in the bowl. The slime will be sticky.
Begin to play with the slime, kneading it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together.
The slime is ready when no longer sticky.
Best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use.
Saint Patricks Day Activities
Looking for some more fun filled Saint Patrick’s Day inspired activities or slime recipes? Here are some quick links to my favorite ones to help you get started.
- Leprechaun Crafts for Saint Patrick’s Day
- Saint Patrick’s Day Number Worksheets
- Saint Patricks Day Sensory Bottle
- Rainbow Sensory Bin For Kids
- Kids Shamrock Craft for Saint Patrick’s Day
- 20 Spring Activities For Preschoolers
Team up this rainbow slime activity with a few of these that I’ve listed above, or with a couple of good bedtime stories for an enriching and fun filled learning experience for your little one.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.