St. Patrick's Day Slime!

On St. Patrick's Day this year, I blew up green balloons, made shamrock chips, Irish soda bread (which failed), and Shepherds Pie, and had Jessie over for dinner with Caleb and I. 

Then, WE MADE SLIME. I love this sort of tactile thing. 

Here's how we made our St. Patrick's Day slime.

Gather up your ingredients:

  • borax powder (1 teaspoon) 
  • water (1/2 cup, divided)
  • food coloring 
  • glitter
  • clear Elmer's glue or white (4 oz.-or 1/2 cup)

Easy Steps:

  1. Fill a small bowl with 1 cup of water and add the 1 teaspoon of Borax powder. Mix until the Borax powder is dissolved and set the bowl aside. 
  2. Pour the glue into a medium mixing bowl and add 1/2 cup of water.
  3. Choose a desired color of food coloring. For St. Patrick's day, we clearly used green, but obviously you can try making any color slime. As a side note, I have read multiple accounts of people who had a hard time using blue food coloring. I have never tried it though, so I don't know what the trouble is with that. 
  4. Add four drops of desired food coloring to the glue/water mixture.
  5. Stir the mixture up, then add as much glitter as you want. 
  6. Add the Borax mixture to the glue mixture.
  7. The goo will start to solidify over time. Use your hands and start mixing it up a lot. The more hands, the merrier! 
  8. There will be excess water. You can pour out the excess water and knead the mixture until it is firm and dry. I never did this and noticed that the water naturally solidified over the several minutes we spent playing with it in the bowl. 
  9. Store your silly slime into an airtight container or Ziplock bag. You can also put them into 2. oz souffle cups for party favors!

Enjoy your slime! We sure did!