A fun crunchy slime recipe perfect for summer – this Snowcone Slime provides a whole new sensory experience compared to any of our other slimes!
DIY Snowcone Slime Recipe
If you love the sensation of popping bubble wrap or squishing stress balls, you are going to love this fun textured slime!
Our Snowcone slime recipe is a fun twist on Aquarium slime, using clean aquarium rocks for a satisfying, crunchy texture that is perfect for playing with… not eating!
(I shouldn’t have to say this, but you know there will be that one person: just because it’s named after a food doesn’t mean it’s edible.)
This is a perfect way to use up extra aquarium rocks or those tiny pebbles sometimes used for terrariums or vase fillers. My pet peeve with “last little bits of things” is that I feel horrible throwing it out, but often there isn’t enough left to get another use out of or make it worth giving away. This recipe was the perfect way for Ella to get a whole month of play out of a couple handfuls of leftover aquarium rocks!
Did you know that we wrote an entire DIY Slime book?!
I co-wrote the Ultimate Slime Guide alongside my friend, Stacey, who is the Queen of edible slimes. The Slime Book has over 50 amazing, unique slimes, including seasonal slimes, edible slimes, glow-in-the-dark slimes and also fun ideas on how to extend your child’s slime play.
Snowcone Slime Ingredients
- 1 cup glue
- ½ cup liquid starch (can use 5 Tablespoons of contact solution instead)
- 1 cup aquarium pebbles, or more as desired
- Red and blue food dye
Tip: if you get glue-based slime stuck in fabric, carpet or hair, it can come loose quickly by soaking in vinegar.
How to Make Snowcone Slime
Place ⅓ cup of glue in a bowl, add in ⅓ cup of aquarium pebbles, or more as desired.
Add in 1 Tablespoon of contact solution or 3 Tablespoons liquid starch.
Stir until a cohesive ball starts to form.
Add more slime activator to achieve a not sticky slime.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients, dying one bowl blue and one bowl red before starting to knead.
Place all three slimes side by side in a plastic cup and have fun playing with your crunchy snowcone slime.
When the waterbeads are fully hydrated, drain out the excess water and start making your slime.
Place your glue in a separate bowl and mix in ½ cup of waterbeads, adding more as desired.
Add in ¼ cup of liquid starch and when a cohesive ball of slime forms, start kneading.
Knead for 2 minutes, adding in more liquid starch as needed.
Grab your free printable for crunchy aquarium slime:
This slime recipe is a real treat – giving satisfying sensory sensations with a fun summer theme!
For more fun slime recipes, check out our Lisa Frank-inspired Gold Foil slime or our Pink Sand Slime, which also has an amazing texture and is a great way to use up leftover craft sand (or even play box sand!)