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Super Simple Beach Sand Slime Recipe

Bring some beach fun home with this super simple, sand slime. This sand slime recipe is quick and easy to make for your beach theme or a summer activity for preschoolers.  Kids of all ages, from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students will LOVE this beach slime!

Bring some beach fun home with this super simple, sand slime. This sand slime recipe is quick and easy to make for your beach theme or a summer activity for preschoolers.  Kids of all ages, from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students will LOVE this beach slime!

Sand Slime

My family and I recently took a vacation to California. The purpose of the trip was Disneyland, but we first had to make a pit stop at the beach. Growing up near the Pacific Ocean then being transplanted to the Midwest, it was important to me for my daughter to experience the real ocean. I wanted her to have all of the cliche beach moments: sand between her toes, waves crashing at her feet and the sun warming her face. That is exactly what we did, only for a few hours though. Then beach time was over, but I grabbed a bag of sand to take home with us. My original idea was to use it for mementos of our trip, which we did, but we had extra. I never would have guessed, when collecting that beach sand, that we would be using it for an EPIC Sand Slime. This beach slime is loads of fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grdae 1 students. Plus this sand slime recipe is super easy to make!  Let me show you how to make sand slime.

Beach Slime

We have made many slime recipes before but never with contact solution. Have you used it? The recipes that call for borax are easy to do, but using contact solution is my new favorite way! It’s simple, inexpensive and the texture of the slime turned out perfect!

Sand Slime Recipe

Sand Slime Recipe

All you need are a few sand slime ingredients to make this beach slime recipe:

  • 4 oz Bottle Of White Glue
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Of Beach Sand, Sifted
  • Contact Solution

We started off by sifting the sand. Sand contains glass and little pebbles, which is fine, but I wasn’t looking for a chunky textured slime. I wanted to remove anything that would compromise a super soft, stretchy slime consistency.

sand activity for kids

How to make sand slime

When the sand was sifted, we poured a 4 oz bottle of white glue into a bowl. Next we added baking soda and stirred.

After stirring, we added about 1/2 cup of the sifted sand. I did it in smaller increments, stirring in between. I wanted to make sure that the sand was mixed in completely. I didn’t want my daughter to play with the slime and then have residual sand on her hands. (Not that it would have hurt anything, just not what I was going for). My daughter stirred while I added the sand and we made sure it was mixed in completely before moving on.

The next step is the end all. If you don’t have all of your sand mixed in, it probably won’t if you move onto the next step. Make sure you are ready for slime before taking the next step.

Sand Slime Made With Contact Solution

Stretchy sand slime

Start squirting in contact solution, then stir. We repeated this process until the slime was 100% slime. I gave it a quick, extra stir and plopped it on the table. I’m not sure how much contact solution we used, but as you can see it was a small bottle and we didn’t use anywhere near all of it. We just used as much as it took to make the slime the perfect consistency.

Easy To Make Beach Sand Slime

Beach Activity for Kids

This slime is stretchy. It doesn’t break apart when you try to pull it.

This slime is textured. Although the sand doesn’t get onto your hands when playing with the slime, you can still feel the texture of the sand in the slime. It is the coolest thing!
contact solution slime recipe
This slime was super easy to make. I think from start to finish we probably had slime within 5 minutes or less. It was unbelievably simple and clean up was almost nothing.

How to make sand slime

How to make slime with sand

We are storing this slime in a air tight, ziplock bag. So far it has maintained its texture and consistency after being stored. I’m not exactly sure how long it will last, but I am so glad we took the chance to use some of our beach sand in this slime recipe. It turned out perfect!

This amazing color changing slime is going to blow your mind! This heat sensitive slime will actually change color as your kids touch it because it is heat sensitive! This is a super cool project for kids you MUST TRY! Must try summer activity for kids to add to their summer bucket list spider slime recipe If your kids love slime - they are going to flip over making Rainbow Slime! Use this rainbow activity for kids as part of your next rainbow theme for spring or summer. This colorful slime recipe is also a really fun St Patricks day activity, a weather activity, or a color theme too!   Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade students will love this rainbow art ideas. Just follow our simple rainbow slime recipe and we will show you how to make rainbow slime. 2 ingredient wow slime recipe

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Castle Activities for Kids

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Summer worksheets for kindergarten

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Summer Worksheets for Kids

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Summer Activities

In between reading a good book, sneak in some epic fun with these summer activities for kids of all ages:

Bring some beach fun home with this super simple, sand slime. This sand slime recipe is quick and easy to make for your beach theme or a summer activity for preschoolers.  Kids of all ages, from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students will LOVE this beach slime!   Super fun sand slime recipe that is quick and easy-to-make for your beach theme or a summer activity for preschoolers.  You will LOVE this beach slime!

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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