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Bring the Ocean Home with This Easy Beach Slime Recipe

For this fun twist on a traditional slime recipe, we combined our sand slime with our ocean slime to make a beach slime recipe! It’s one of our favorite summer slime recipes!

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.

Create your own beach slime at home with this easy-to-follow recipe! This beach slime is the perfect craft to transport you to the seaside - all you need is a few materials and some creativity.

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.

Slime Science for Kids

Read on to see how to make the very best beach slime recipe, but first, learn a little bit about the science behind the slime.

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, best fluffy slime!

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

How to Make Your Slime Beach a Success

If this is your first time making slime, you should follow along with our slime troubleshooting guide. Luckily,learning how to make slime with liquid starch 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.

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.

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).

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

Beach Slime Supplies

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

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What to add to slime

Here are some fun things you can add to slime to make it more exciting no matter what recipe you use!

And you always want to keep a bottle of slime reactivator on hand so your slime doesn’t get too sticky over time!

All-in-One Slime Kits

These slime craft kits include everything you need to make slime creation even easier!

All of these slime craft ideas show up right on your doorstep in just a few days!

More Summer Slime Ideas

Here are some other fun summer themed slime recipes to try!

How to Make Beach Slime with Real Sand

how to make sand slime

The Best Materials for Making Slime

Here is what you need to make every basic slime recipe on STEAMsational!

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Elmer’s White Glue

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Elmer’s Clear Glue

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Liquid Laundry Starch

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Borax Powder

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Slime Activator

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Soft Clay

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Biodegradable Glitter

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Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Craft Aprons

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Instant Snow

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Scentless Lotion

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Mixing Bowls

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Sharpie Markers

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Slime Containers

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Removable Labels

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Stirring Spoons

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Soap Dye

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Shaving Cream

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

Follow the directions on how to make sand slime here.

Follow the directions to make our ocean slime recipe here.

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Now, print the recipe and follow along below for how to make the coolest beach slime ever! Kids go nuts for this fun slime blend.

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.

How to Make Slime that Looks Just Like the Beach

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: medium

Sandy toes, sun-kissed nose and... slime? 🏖️ Yep, that's right! Get ready to mix it up with this DIY project: 'How to Make Slime that Looks Just Like the Beach'.


  • Sand
  • Liquid laundry starch
  • Measuring cup
  • Elmer's clear glue
  • Small ocean animals
  • Cocktail umbrellas
  • Borax powder


  1. Add about 1/2 a cup of sand to the basic 1:1: slime recipe with water, glue, and laundry starch. This will make your sand slime.Did you know that by adding sand to slime, you can make sand slime? Learn the best way for how to make sand slime in this super simple slime recipe!
  2. 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. Love slime? You'll love this simple slime recipe using borax. This sparkling ocean slime recipe is perfect for summer fun and summer activities for kids!
  3. Once you have your beach slime and your sand slime, make one long tail of sand slime and one long tail of ocean slime.
  4. Twist them together to make a spiral that is half-brown, half-blue. 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.
  5. You can also do like we did and make a little sand island surrounded by ocean slime! beach slime 1
  6. 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.
  7. The best part about using these specific slime recipes is that the ocean slime has a slightly different texture than the sand 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.
  8. This means that unlike other slime recipes, these two won't meld together right away. 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.
  9. The separation remains, and you have two distinct layers in your slime that lasts for hours of play!

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