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Easy Ocean Slime Recipe For Kids

It’s no secret around here that we love easy slime recipes for kids!

Slime is an awesome sensory experience for kids of all ages. It’s simple to make, quick, cheap and loads of fun. It’s one of our favorite at home activities for kids.  

With summer in full swing, it’s the best time for us to share our favorite ocean slime recipe

This recipe is free of liquid starch and borax, and uses contact solution instead so it’s less irritating for kids to play with. 

Read on below to see how to make this easy slime for your kids this summer! 

How To Make Ocean Slime Without Borax

Slime Ingredients

Directions

Pour the clear glue into the mixing bowl.

Add the water and the baking soda and mix well.

Add the glitter and the food dye to the mixing bowl and mix until fully combined.

Pour 1.5 TBL contact solution in the mixture and mix well with the fork. Once the slime begins to clump to the fork, use your hands to knead, pull and stretch the slime to get it less sticky.

If after kneading the slime it’s still too sticky, add another tablespoon of contact solution and mix.

That’s all you need to do to make this super simple ocean slime! 

Ways To Use Ocean Slime

Of course you can use slime any way your kids want to, but if they need a little help getting started here are a few play suggestions!

First, we love pulling out our plastic ocean animals and adding them to this slime. You can create your own ocean small world play with just this slime and your animals.

Since we used clear glue, you can still see the animals through the slime which makes it seem even more ocean like! My 4 year old played this way for nearly 30 minutes the first day we made this slime. 

Another way we like to play with this slime is to turn it into an I Spy type game. For this you’ll need smaller animals (or other objects) that you can mix into the slime. One way you can play is by putting the slime on a flat surface and letting your child pull out each item as they see them.

Alternatively, you can add the slime and objects into a sandwich bag and make them squeeze it around to find all of the items.

To keep track of what was found, have your child write down each time they find something new. This is a fun and sneaky way to work on fine motor skills or handwriting practice. 

Slime Safety Notes

All slime should be made by adults. Adult supervision is needed when a child is playing with the slime. 

This slime is not edible. This slime is not intended for children under 3 or for any child who may attempt to eat it. If any part of this slime is ingested, contact your doctor immediately.

If your child has sensitive skin, have them wear gloves while playing with the slime. 

Children and adults should wash hands after playing with or touching the slime. 

Share With Us

Did you make this awesome slime for your kids? We love seeing all the creative ways kids use slime. Snap a picture of your kids playing with it and post it to our Facebook wall. 

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Easy Ocean Slime Recipe For Kids

Easy Ocean Slime Recipe For Kids

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this simple ocean slime without borax or liquid starch. It's a fun summer sensory activity for kids!

Materials

  • 1/2 cup Elmer's clear glue
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5-2.5 TBL contact solution (with boric acid)
  • 2 tsp teal glitter
  • 2 drops blue gel food dye (this one is the best ever!)

Tools

  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Instructions

  1. Pour the clear glue into the mixing bowl.
  2. Add the water and the baking soda and mix well. 
  3. Add the glitter and the food dye to the mixing bowl and mix until fully combined. 
  4. Pour 1.5 TBL contact solution in the mixture and mix well. Use your hands to knead, pull and stretch the slime to get it less sticky. 
  5. If after kneading the slime it's still too sticky, add another tablespoon of contact solution and mix. 

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Kim

Thursday 27th of May 2021

This didn’t work at all ? it never congealed! We measured carefully and used all the right ingredients!

Sam

Monday 31st of May 2021

Oh no! So sorry about that, Kim! Did your contact lens solution have boric acid in it? If it doesn't, it won't come together. I just realized I didn't write about boric acid in the recipe card at the bottom.

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