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Summery and Fun Beach Slime Recipe Kids Will Love!

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For this fun twist on slime recipes, we combined our sand slime with our ocean slime to make beach slime!

This fun beach slime recipe is a fun sensory activity for kiddos, and would make the perfect activity to go along with an ocean theme or under the sea STEM theme!

Preschoolers and older kids alike will love the texture differences between these two slimes and will have tons of screen-free fun playing with the slime and the ocean figurines.

Transform ordinary sand slime into a thing of wonder with this beach sand slime recipe! Kids will love playing with this slime made with laundry starch.

Fun at the Beach Slime Recipe for Kids

Your kids will have a blast playing with this stretchy, super-slimy, sandy slime. Try this activity after you collect some sand at the beach!

Transform ordinary sand slime into a thing of wonder and learn how to make beach slime! Kids will love playing with this summer slime recipe.

How to Make Beach Sand Slime

Read on to see how to make the very best beach slime recipe!

You’ll also want to check out the ultimate list of summer STEM activities and the ultimate list of summer science experiments.  Check out the full list of summer slime recipes!

Slime Science for Kids

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Slime is made when boron mixes with the polymer chains in the glue, creating strong, but flexible bonds between the molecules.

There are so many fun tweaks you can make to a basic slime recipe, like my kid’s favorite, fluffy slime!

Since this slime does contain borax, if you have a sensitivity to it, you may want to try our baking soda slime instead.

How to Make Your Slime Beach a Success

Transform ordinary sand slime into a thing of wonder with this beach sand slime recipe! Kids will love playing with this slime made with laundry starch.

If this is your first time making slime, you should follow along with our post on slime troubleshooting.  Luckily,liquid laundry starch slime made with clear glue is the easiest slime recipe.

If you don’t want to waste a lot of ingredients, try mixing up a small batch first to make sure you won’t have to tweak it before you make the larger version.

We always stock up on gallon sizes of glue and the large laundry starch just in case something goes wrong (but it almost always goes smoothly).

How to Make Slime with Sand

Follow these directions and you’ll have the best beach slime ever!

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Beach Slime Supplies

You need just a few things to get started with this super fun beach sand slime recipe!

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How to Make Beach Slime with Real Sand

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For this slime recipe, you mix two of our popular slimes- sand slime and ocean slime!

Follow the directions on how to make slime with sand here.

Follow the directions to make ocean slime here.

Basically, for sand slime, you’ll add about 1/2 a cup of sand to the basic 1:1: slime recipe with water, glue, and laundry starch.

For ocean slime, you’ll just add blue food coloring and glitter to the same 1:1:1 slime recipe.

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Clear glue works better than white for beach slime.

Transform ordinary sand slime into a thing of wonder with this beach sand slime recipe! Kids will love playing with this slime made with laundry starch.

Once you have your beach slime and your sand slime, make one long tail of sand slime and one long tail of ocean slime.

Transform ordinary sand slime into a thing of wonder with this beach sand slime recipe! Kids will love playing with this slime made with laundry starch.

Twist them together to make a spiral that is half-brown, half-blue. You can also do like we did and make a little sand island surrounded by ocean slime!

The texture of the sand slime makes it feel just like the wet sand at the beach, and the kids will love sinking the little animals and creatures right into the sand slime to make prints.

Transform ordinary sand slime into a thing of wonder with this beach sand slime recipe! Kids will love playing with this slime made with laundry starch.

Twist the two slimes together for a beachy, stretchy look. The best part about using these specific slime recipes is that the ocean slime has a slightly different texture than the sand slime.

This means that unlike other slime recipes, these two won’t meld together right away. The separation remains, and you have two distinct layers in your slime.

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More Fun Slime Recipes to Try

Rainbow Slime

Fluffy Slime

Taffy Slime

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