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Sand Slime for Sensory Play

Bring the beach indoors this summer with this Sand Slime! Sensory play ideas like this one are engaging and entertaining for kids of all ages.

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Sand Slime For Sensory Play:

Sensory play activities stimulate your children’s senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. As they play, your kids can  explore, investigate, observe, experiment, and much more.

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Getting Ready To Use Sand Slime:

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What’s Needed:

  • 1 6 oz. Bottle of Elmer’s Clear Glue
  • About ¼  Cup of Warm Water
  • ½ Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon of Contact Lens Solution (Containing Boric Acid)
  • ½ to 1 Cup of Play Sand
  • Large Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon

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How To Make Sand Slime:

To begin making this sensory play recipe, empty the glue into a large bowl. After putting the glue into the bowl, fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full (which is about ¼ cup) with warm water.

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Next, close the lid and shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Then, pour the water into the bowl with glue and stir to combine.

After combining the water and glue, add the baking soda to the mixture and stir to mix thoroughly.

Next, stir the play sand into the glue mixture a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency. You will use between ½ to 1 cup of sand depending on how sandy you want your slime.

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Then, add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well. You will want to add the contact lens solution slowly and mix the slime between every addition.

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You will only want to add enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball. If you’ve ever made slime using glitter glue, this will require less contact lens solution because it uses regular glue.

Finally, remove the slime from the bowl. It will be sticky but begin to play with it. You will want to stretch or knead it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready to play with when it is no longer sticky.

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How To Use The Sand Slime:

This sand slime is so much fun to play with by itself, but you can also add some beach-themed things. Try sand toys, seashells, or animals such as crabs and snails that live on the beach. You can also add plastic gold coins and let your kids go on a treasure hunt.

Play Sand

How Do You Store Slime?

When you are done playing with the sand slime for the day, store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator. When you want to play with it again, let it sit out and warm up to room temperature.

This Sand Slime is an easy recipe to make for sensory play and fun, hands-on activity for summer.

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How To Make Sand Slime

How To Make Sand Slime

This Sand Slime is an easy recipe to make for sensory play and a fun, hands-on activity for summer.

Materials

  • 1 6 oz. Bottle of Elmer’s Clear Glue
  • About ¼ Cup of Warm Water
  • ½ Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon of Contact Lens Solution (Containing Boric Acid)
  • ½ to 1 Cup of Play Sand
  • Large Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon

Instructions

To begin making this sensory play recipe, empty the glue into a large bowl. After putting the glue into the bowl, fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full (which is about ¼ cup) with warm water.

Next, close the lid and shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Then, pour the water into bowl with glue and stir to combine.

After combining the water and glue, add the baking soda to the mixture and stir to mix thoroughly.

Next, stir the play sand into the glue mixture a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency. You will use between ½ to 1 cup of sand depending on how sandy you want your slime.

Then, add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well. You will want to add the contact lens solution slowly and mix the slime between every addition.

You will only want to add enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball. If you’ve ever made slime using glitter glue, this will require less contact lens solution because it uses regular glue.

Finally, remove the slime from the bowl. It will be sticky but begin to play with it. You will want to stretch or knead it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready to play with when it is no longer sticky.

Notes

When you are done playing with the sand slime for the day, store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator.

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