Growing up, St. Patrick’s day was not a particularly big deal for me or my family. Of course we wore green so we wouldn’t get pinched. But that was about the extent of our celebrations, as far as I can recall. But I’ve been inspired by so many wonderful St. Patrick’s activities I’ve seen online to do a bit more with the holiday with my own kids. And I knew this magic leprechaun rocks activity would be huge hit with both of my kids.
You might be asking: What are magic leprechaun rocks? Well, they are magic rocks that disappear in a burst of bubbles when “washed,” leaving behind some leprechaun gold.
Note: Find more St. Patrick’s fun on my St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids page.
One day I came upon a post about “dissolving rocks” at Reading Confetti. That post provided the inspiration for my magic leprechaun rocks!
Preparing the magic leprechaun rocks
I had to prepare the magic leprechaun rocks a day in advance. I mixed approximately 1 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of water that had been dyed green with our liquid watercolors. Then I molded the dough into balls, sticking a gold coin in the middle as I went.