Magic Shamrocks for Kids

Rosie and Jewel loved the magic treasure rocks we made so much that I was inspired to make more.  This time I made magic shamrocks with treasures hidden inside; getting the treasures out was all the fun!

MAGIC Shamrocks
MAGIC Shamrocks with treasures hidden inside- getting the treasures out is all the fun!
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Magic ShamROCKS Materials (affiliate links provided)
                 


Method
Pour the desired amount of baking soda into a bowl.  One 12 0z box will yield roughly six shamROCKS.  Slowly add water to the baking soda and mix.  Slowly add more until the mixture is slightly damp and mold-able but not too wet.   If you accidentally add too much water just add a touch more baking soda.  I used one box of baking soda and 1/4 cup of water and that worked great.   Add several drops of green food coloring and mix well.

MAGIC Shamrocks with treasures hidden inside- getting the treasures out is all the fun!

Once mixed use a shamrock silicone pan to form the rocks  (You could also use shamrock cookie cutters). Fill the shamrock slots half way with the green baking soda mixture, add treasures, and then fill the rest of the way, packing tightly.  Allow the rocks 24-48 hours to dry.

MAGIC Shamrocks with treasures hidden inside- getting the treasures out is all the fun!

Once dry the rocks will pop right out of the baking tray

MAGIC Shamrocks with treasures hidden inside- getting the treasures out is all the fun!

Give kids containers of vinegar and pipettes, and they will have a blast freeing the treasures from the magic rocks. 

MAGIC Shamrocks with treasures hidden inside- getting the treasures out is all the fun!

I gave Rosie and Jewel RAINBOW colored vinegar to add to the St. Patrick's Day theme.  To color your vinegar just add a drop of food coloring to it.

MAGIC Shamrocks with treasures hidden inside- getting the treasures out is all the fun!

As kids drop the vinegar onto the rocks the rocks bubble, fizz, and eventually break apart

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MAGIC Shamrocks with treasures hidden inside- getting the treasures out is all the fun!

Once the rocks started to break apart Rosie and Jewel had a blast tossing the rock pieces into the colored vinegar to completely free the treasures.

MAGIC Shamrocks with treasures hidden inside- getting the treasures out is all the fun!

MAGIC Shamrocks with treasures hidden inside- getting the treasures out is all the fun!

MAGIC Shamrocks with treasures hidden inside- getting the treasures out is all the fun!

They had so much fun, and this simple to put together activity kept them happy and playing for well over an hour!

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 You can get a shamrock silicone pan at Michaels, Walmart, or online here.  The treasures we used can be found here and here.   

Using the exact same method you can make:

Magic Heart Rocks                    Magic Easter Eggs

rocks for kids    rocks for kids

Just use different molds and food colors in place of the shamrock cookie cutters and green food coloring.  I hid wrapped candies inside the Easter eggs so the girls could have a magic Easter egg hunt; SO FUN!  Also be sure to check out the original treasure rocks that we shared.

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