Sand Slime

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Sand Slime

It is no secret that we love to make slime, play dough, cloud dough, and even silly putty here at Smart School House. Today we are going to show you our newest creation: Sand Slime! 

3-ingredient sand slime is a cinch to make which is why it is on our list of best slime recipe ever. It’s stretchy but not sticky making it the perfect DIY craft for kids!

Just look at those vibrant colors! Let’s get started…

Sand Slime - how to make insanely colorful sand slime with only 3 ingredients (and NO food coloring)! It's stretchy but not sticky making it the perfect DIY craft for kids!

The COOLEST part about this sand slime recipe is that you don’t need food coloring! That means less mess for everyone (yay!). Instead, this slime is made with various colors of craft sand. You can mix the colors up or just make one crazy cool color, like this black sand slime:

BLACK SAND SLIME! Sand Slime - made with only 3 ingredients (and NO food coloring)!

How amazing is that? I love that you can get a little glimpse of clear in between the sand texture. It’s simply amazing and mesmerizing to play with. Trust me, this sand slime will keep kids busy for hours!

Watch how we make Sand Slime:

 

There are 3 ingredients you will need to make THE BEST sand slime ever:

  • One 5 ounce bottle of clear Elmer’s Clear School Glue (get 1 bottle of glue for every color of sand slime you want to make).
  • Colorful craft sand – they have a great selection at most craft stores.
  • Contact solution. Yup, just the stuff that is made to store contact lenses in. 

You will also need the following supplies:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring spoon
  • Baggie (for storage)

 Elmer’s Clear School Glue is one of my favorites for crafting because it is perfect for a variety of craft projects or school projects. Best of all, it’s washable! 

How to make sand slime with clear glue 

 Directions:

  1. Empty the entire bottle of Clear Elmer’s School Glue into a bowl.
    Sand slime recipe
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Stir until the baking soda is completely mixed in with the glue.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of colored sand. Stir the mixture again until the sand is evenly distributed.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of contact solution. This is where the magic begins! The slime will develop into a ball.
    Slime with contact solution
  5. Pick the slime up and if it is too sticky, add another 1/2 tablespoon of contact solution. 
  6. Play! Make more colors, combine them together, see how far the slime will stretch, etc. 
  7. Store the slime in a ziplock baggie. 

This is, hands down, the coolest slime we’ve ever made, don’t you think? I love that our hands are never stained with food coloring!

Sand Slime - how to make insanely colorful sand slime with only 3 ingredients (and NO food coloring)! It's stretchy but not sticky making it the perfect DIY craft for kids!

The clear glue allows the sand colors to be so vibrant! When my kids see Elmer’s Glue glue anywhere, they always ask if we can make this sand slime together with it. For teachers, Elmer’s Glue and Glue Sticks are a staple in the classroom.  Did you know that Elmer’s has a NEW Disappearing Purple Liquid Glue? I’m thinking a fun slime recipe could be tried with that! If anything, it helps kids see exactly where their glue is for crafts and school projects. We use the Disappearing Purple Glue Stick all of the time for homework. 

Sand Slime - how to make insanely colorful sand slime with only 3 ingredients (and NO food coloring)! It's stretchy but not sticky making it the perfect DIY craft for kids!

Here are some other amazing activities you will love:

Dish Soap Silly Putty

Dish Soap Silly Putty

Cloud Dough Fluff

Cloud Dough Fluff

Incredible Ways to Make Slime

How to Make Slime





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Comments

  1. fantastic!

    We just did a comparison btwn your recipe and a Nickelodeon slime making kit and yours is 1000x better!!! Nickelodeon had too many steps, and is super sticky. We made your recipe in 1/2 the time and they are thrilled with it…we’re off to make more colors – thanks so much for posting!!!

  2. Catherine Taylor says:

    Funny I’ve been calling mine “Slick Sand” for years… I did learn the hard way NOT to use cheap colored sand… My hands were Magenta for three days!!!