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Edible St. Patrick’s Day Slime for Kids
It’s ooey, gooey and green! But no need to call the ghost busters, folks. We’re making a naturally dyed and edible St. Patrick’s Day Slime, perfect for holiday sensory play with your toddler or preschooler. You are 3 ingredients away from an afternoon of slimy fun. You can high five me later…you know, when your hands are clean again 🙂
While I love the fun homemade slime recipes out there, they haven’t met my curious toddler yet. Still in the “oops I ate it” phase of her life, this girl can’t resist giving everything the taste test. Part pet, part daughter. Oh, the toddler years are fun, right?! So I needed a natural and toddler friendly recipe for an afternoon of St. Patrick’s Day inspired fun. So it got me thinking to slime and how I can make an ooey gooey slime that is SAFE for all toddlers and allergy-friendly too. So find out to make your own natural green dye and St. Patrick’s Day inspired slime easily and in minutes…so you can get back to playtime!
This recipe couldn’t be simpler. I did my best to keep those measurements down to a minimum so you can easily get your child in the kitchen with you! I mean what could be more fun than making your own slime to play with, right?
What You Will Need:
- In the food processor (or small blender), mix together 1 cup of spinach + 1/4 cup of the water. Blend together for about 1 minute, or until you get a very watery concoction. Should be about the same consistency as food dye. (Yup, spinach = natural food dye. Pretty cool, huh?)
- In a large bowl, mix together the spinach mixture and the cornstarch together slowly, adding a little bit more water at a time until you get an evenly slimy mixture. Should have a watery sheen to it, but not be completely watery in texture.
What? We’re already done? BOOM, fist bumps all around! Enjoy squooshing, squishing and playing with St. Patrick’s Day inspired slime, all naturally made and safe for a FUN afternoon with your child! And while yes, it’s technically edible…your child may think twice about sticking the goo in their mouths after that first taste test. Just saying. But if we can somehow get that spinach to transfer by osmosis….I’m all for that.
Need some more St. Patrick’s Day crafting inspiration? Check out these St. Patrick’s Day craft favorites for the season!