How to Make Ocean Slime with Your Kids

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Are you looking for a fun, easy beach-themed craft to do on your summer beach trip? This is a step-by-step tutorial about how to make Ocean Slime with your kids. This Ocean slime is the color of the beautiful ocean waves and will be a hit to make this summer.  

Making this homemade slime craft with your kids is the perfect summertime craft idea and can be a fun and creative activity that allows them to experiment with different colors and textures. If you can’t get enough of the ocean, your little ones will enjoy making this Ocean slime at home or the beach.

Beach crafts and fun with your kids and how to make ocean slime.

Blue Ocean slime is a great way to make your kids feel like they’re in the underwater world! It’s super easy and only takes about 10 minutes.

Ingredients needed to make Ocean Slime with your Kids:

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Elmer’s clear glue

warm water

baking soda

Contact Lens Solution

blue dye

silver glitter

plastic fish or sea creatures

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make Ocean Slime with Your Kids:

How to make ocean slime with your kids is a fun activity or summer project with kids
Ocean Slime for Kids

Step 1:

Empty the glue into a large bowl.

ingredients needed when making ocean slime with your kids include Elmers clear glue, baking soda, contact lens solutions, blue dye, silver glitter, and warm water.

Step 2:

Fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into bowl with glue and stir to combine.

How to make ocean slime with your kids
Ocean Slime for Kids

Step 3:

Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly. 

Adding silver glitter when making ocean slime
Adding Silver Glitter

Step 4:

If you are adding food coloring, glitter, or confetti, stir the glitter into the glue mixture. Add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well.

(Note: Regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue. Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.)

Making ocean slime with your kids
The combination of blue dye and glitter
Mixing the blue ocean slime and adding the silver glitter to it.
Mix the slime for firmness

Step 5:

Remove the slime from the bowl allowing any excess liquid to remain in the bowl.  The slime will be sticky. Begin to play with the slime, kneading it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready when no longer sticky.

Best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use.

Adding sea animals when you make blue ocean slime is a fun idea
Add fun toys and sea animals

In addition to making Ocean Slime, this fun ocean playdough activity can be used to sculpt different ocean creatures or to create an underwater scene with coral reefs, rocks, and seaweed. This can help children learn about different animals that live in the ocean and can encourage children to use their imagination while learning about different elements of the ocean environment.

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how to make ocean slime with your kids
Add sea animals for fun play

Benefits of Making Homemade Slime with Your Kids:

Encourages creativity: Making ocean slime with your kids can be a creative activity that allows them to build and learn mixtures of different elements.

Promotes sensory development: Ocean slime is a tactile experience that can help children develop their sense of touch and explore different textures.

Enhances scientific knowledge: Making ocean slime involves following a recipe and understanding the chemical reactions that occur when different ingredients are combined. This can help children learn about basic chemistry concepts in a fun and interactive way.

Fosters bonding: Making ocean slime together can be a great bonding activity for parents and children. It provides an opportunity for quality time together and encourages communication and collaboration.

Encourages environmental awareness: By making ocean slime, children can learn about the importance of protecting our oceans and the creatures that live in them. This can help foster a sense of environmental responsibility and stewardship.

Ocean slime is a fun and easy way to teach your kids about ocean life. Not only will they have a blast playing with the slime, but they’ll also learn about some of the amazing creatures that live in our oceans. For more information about sea animals that your kids may enjoy, you can check out a short video here. What marine animal would you like to learn more about?

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Ocean Slime

Yield: 1 slime recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10.00

Here's a beach-inspired craft to make with your kids this summer! This Ocean slime will remind your kids of the serene blue waters and crystal ocean waves.


  • Clear glue - preferably Elmer's
  • Water
  • Baking soda
  • Contact lens solution
  • Dye - blue and optionally other shades of blue
  • Glitter - silver colored
  • Plastic toy sea creatures


  • Mixing bowl
  • Scooper


  1. Pour your clear glue into the mixing bowl. Make sure to pour every ounce of it.
  2. Add about 1/4 cup of water into the empty glue container and shake. This will wash up the remaining glue in the bottle. Pour the warm water into the mixing bowl and stir.
  3. Mix baking soda again, ensuring it is incorporated well into the mixture.
  4. Combine the silver glitter and food coloring in the glue mixture. Stir thoroughly to ensure that all of the glue is colored.
  5. Stir well as you add a bit of your contact lens solution.
  6. Take the slime out of your bowl, leaving the excess liquid in. Knead the slime-like bread dough so all the ingredients come together. You'll know when the slime is ready when it is no longer sticky to the touch.
  7. You can optionally add the plastic sea creature you have prepared. This makes the activity more fun and can help your kids learn about different sea creatures.


If you are using regular glue, you will need less of the contact lens solution compared to using glitter glue. Gradually mix in your contact lens solution and make sure to add enough to bring your glue together.

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