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.
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!
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How to Make Beach Slime
Read on to see how to make the very best beach slime recipe! And don’t forget to try our other summer slime recipes: tie dye slime, galaxy slime, and follow along with our slime troubleshooting guide!
Slime Science for Kids
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
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 sand slime for beach slime:
Follow these directions and you’ll have the best beach slime ever!
Supplies for slime making at home:
You need just a few things to get started with this super fun beach sand slime recipe!
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Elmer’s Liquid School Glue, Premium Clear, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count – Great For Making SlimeFood Coloring Liqua-Gel – 6 Color Rainbow Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) BottlesPurex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 OunceOriginal Stationery Arts and Crafts Glitter Shake Jars, Extra Fine, 24 Multi color Set
- Liquid laundry starch
- Elmer’s blue glitter glue
- Measuring cup
- Elmer’s clear glue
- Small ocean animals
- Cocktail umbrellas
- Borax powder
At the Beach Sand Slime Recipe
Follow the directions on how to make slime with sand here.
Follow the directions to make ocean slime here.
Bascially, 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.
Clear glue works better than white for beach slime.
Once you have your beach slime and your sand slime, make one long tail of sand slime and one long tail of ocean slime.
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.
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.