A fluffy sand slime recipe that you can make with sand from the beach, the sandbox – or even craft sand! This easy 4-ingredient slime recipe has an amazing texture and is super stretchy.
Pink Sand Slime Recipe
Like most kids, my daughter can’t leave the beach without 15 seashells, 421 rocks, and a bucket full of sand.
While initially she claims to have plans for all.of.them., they all end up in heaps around the house or backyard, and then more and more join them with each summer jaunt to the beach.
Finally, I had enough and decided to take matters into my own hands and see what would happen if I incorporated some of her precious sand into slime – and it was amazing! A fun texture unlike anything we’ve ever played with – smooth yet gritty, squishy and slippery – we’ve now moved onto make this amazing slime with craft sand for an even prettier result!
I love how vibrant and pretty this craft sand slime looks – but it’s really all about that amazing texture! This has to be one of the best slimes we’ve played with – and we’ve made a lot of slime!
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).
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 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 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
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
- 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 leftover craft sand.