Pot of Gold Slime is an easy to throw together St. Patrick’s Day activity for kids! Slimes are one of our favorite activities. It is a sensory activity that won’t leave your hands sticky, so it’s one I like to bring out for my kids. You can easily customize the activity to make it seasonal. This one uses coins for St. Patrick’s Day. We’ve done ornaments for Christmas, googly eyes for Halloween, foam hearts for Valentine’s Day. And the best part is the slime usually comes off easily from whatever you’re putting in it, so you can reuse it in another activity. We’ll use these coins in our shaving cream gold dig.
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Shake the liquid starch (make sure to do this because it settles), and pour 4 tablespoons. Add the glue to the starch. I keep a plastic container and spoons specifically for making slime (we make a lot of slimes!).
We usually mix a little with the spoons, and then finish up the mixing with our hands – more sensory fun! It looks like it won’t come together, but keep mixing, after a few minutes, it does! If your slime comes out too stringy, add more glue – too sticky, add more liquid starch. I usually add another tablespoon of the liquid starch.
After I made the slime, I flattened it out and put a bunch of gold coins in the middle. Then I wrapped the slime up into a ball and gave it to the kids. They pulled the coins out, stretched the slime to see how the coins would fall, and pushed the coins back into the slime to make imprints.