A fluffy sand slime recipe perfect for all that sand that makes it’s way home after the beach! An easy Squishy Sand Slime recipe with an amazing texture and great stretch!
Beach Sand Slime Recipe
Anyone else have a child who always brings half of the beach home with them?
Whether we’re going to the lake or coming home from vacation, I am guaranteed to find a bag or bottle of sand and seashells hidden in with Ella’s beach toys.
While I’m okay with a reasonable amount of “souvenir sand bottles,” there comes a point when the sand just needs to be gotten rid of. We’ve done a handful of crafts, but I think my favorite way to use up beach sand is making homemade sand slime!
You can use beach sand, playbox sand, or even craft sand to make this squishy, textured slime. Craft sand has the smoothest texture, but I love the gritty, squishy texture of the beach sand we made:
While you could incorporate other beach elements – sponge, seashells, etc – into this slime, I think it would take away from the soft, squishy nature of this easy sand slime. However, you could try using different colors of craft sand, a mixture of craft sand and regular sand – there are still a lot of ways to customize this sand slime.
You can also use it for making “sand shapes” with cookie cutters or break out the sand toys!
This slime can be made two ways – fluffy or just stretchy. I’ve included the recipe for the fluffy version below but feel free to leave out the shaving cream (and possibly reduce the contact solution) to make it just stretchy.
Watch our quick video on how to make this homemade sand slime and see just how fun it is to play with – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab our free printable instructions.
Slime can require a bit of experimentation and patience, especially if you’re still new to it. If you run into any slime fails, check out this troubleshooting post to help fix your slime.
If you’re looking for the ultimate slime guide – you need to check out our Slime Book with over 40 amazing, unique slimes:
Ingredients for Sand Slime
- Glue <– use white school glue or clear craft glue, do NOT use off-brand glue
- Shaving cream
- Contact solution <– this is the brand we use, it must contain boric acid to work as a slime activator
- Sand, as needed <– can use craft slime, sandbox sand or sand from the beach!
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: craft sand is cleaner and prettier than beach or sandbox sand, but this recipe works with both. You can leave out the shaving cream if you want a less fluffy slime.
How to Make Sand Slime
Combine the glue and sand until you reach a saturation level you like.
Add in the shaving cream and mix until fully incorporated.
Add in the contact solution and stir until slime forms a dough-like texture.
Knead the slime for 2 minutes, adding more contact solution as needed to reduce stickiness.
Grab your free printable instructions for our squishy sand slime recipe:
- 1 cup glue
- 3 cups shaving cream
- 5+ Tablespoons contact lens solution, or as needed
- ½ cup sand, as needed
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Combine the glue and sand until you reach a saturation level you like.
- Add in the shaving cream and mix until fully incorporated.
- Add in the contact solution and stir until slime forms a dough-like texture.
- Knead the slime for 2 minutes, adding more contact solution as needed to reduce stickiness.
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This easy 4-ingredient fluffy sand slime is perfect for a change of texture and a great way to use sand that has made it’s way home from the beach.