DIY Slime is a fun kid’s craft project and you can pair it with fun items to create a specific use or scene or to package it up as a gift. This DIY sand slime recipe is quick and easy and unique! Slime is a good sensory item and activity for children, and they enjoy making it. Here is how you can make your own sand slime and put together a fun sandcastle kit. Note that you can also make this with colored sand and get a totally different look, or make multiples in different colors.
- 1 airtight container
- 1 5 oz bottle of clear glue
- ½ cup water
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp contact solution
- Sand (I used a mix of 3 different colors of craft sand, but you can use play sand too. Just if it has rocks, sift through it to get the rocks and pebbles out.)
- Small bowl
- Sea Shells
- Pretend sand castle (I found mine at the dollar store – you can look also in the fish tank supplies! Or click the link to buy on Amazon)
In a bowl, pour the entire 5 oz bottle of clear glue.
Add in ½ cup of water.
Add in ½ tsp baking soda and stir.
Pour in some sand. You can always add more later!
Add 1 tbsp contact solution. It will instantly begin to form.
It will be STICKY! Don’t panic! Mix the solution in the bowl until it starts to form.
Knead the slime until it is no longer sticky.
Continue to add the sand until you get a look that you are going for.
Store in an airtight container.
To make a sandcastle kit, put your sand slime into a large container and then put sea shells and a sand castle in the other half. It is also fun to add other things such as sand dollars, starfish or perhaps even a second container of blue ocean slime!
This kit is a fun gift or a great sensory activity. Pair it up with an ocean or beach themed book for even more fun. Enjoy!