Create your own ocean themed sensory play activity with this fun ocean slime! Kids can learn about slime and science while having fun with this under the sea themed slime!

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Ocean Slime for Kids

 

Ocean Slime Recipe

We added these fun ocean figurines to our slime to make it a sensory play set-up. Kids can pretend the fish are swimming and the scuba diver is finding treasure! See our ingredient and supply list below for the toy pack that we used.

Under the Sea Theme Slime

 

Pretend to make your own ocean scene once the slime is made!

How to Make Ocean Slime

Ingredients for Ocean Slime

  • 2 Bottles of Elmer’s Blue Glitter Glue you can also use white glue (use 12 ounces) and blue food coloring to make your own blue slime.
  • Baking Soda  – 1 teaspoon
  • Water –  1/2 cup of water to make a more stretchy slime
  • 3 tbsp of Contact Lens SolutionRenu Fresh contains Boric Acid and Sodium Borate. Do not substitute for other brands. Check the label before buying to make sure it has the right ingredients.
  • Optional – we used this Safari Toob to add some fish and under the sea creatures to our ocean slime play!
  • Optioanl – we added extra blue iridescent glitter. This is the glitter we used.

Safety Tips: Adults only should make the slime and handle all chemicals. Do not substitute any ingredients in our slime recipes. If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves while playing with the slime. Always wash hands before and after use.  If you notice any skin irritation discontinue use immediately. See the bottom of the post for more safety precautions.

 

 

Ocean Slime Recipe for Kids

How To Make Ocean Slime

1. Pour both bottles of Elmer’s blue glitter glue into a bowl. If using white glue, pour 12 oz of glue and then add a few drops of blue food coloring and mix.

Add Glitter Glue to Bowl

 

2. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mix in thoroughly.

Add Baking Soda to Glitter Glue

 

3. Add 1/2 cup of water to make a more stretchy slime. The less water you add, the less stretchy and sticky it will become. Make sure to knead a lot (see step 6) to reduce the stickiness. This will ensure you end up with a stretchy and not hard slime.

Add Water to Glitter Glue

4. Optional step – add extra glitter if you want a more glittery slime.

Blue Glitter for Ocean Slime

 

5. Slowly add in your contact lens solution (Reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form).

Add Contact Solution to Slime

 

Add it in slowly and mix.

Knead and mix thoroughly before adding more as you do not want to add too much or your slime will get too hard.

You may not need the full amount so take this step slowly.

6.  Now mix until your slime forms and begins to harden. It should start to pull away from the bowl.

Take it out and knead, knead, knead. You may be surprised how much you need to knead to really make the slime form. It will be very sticky at this point. Keep kneading and stretching the slime and it will become less sticky.

Knead Slime to Make Stretchy

If it’s not the desirable consistency keep kneading. Only add a little more contact solution a teaspoon at a time to prevent the slime from becoming too hard.

If you still find it to still be too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands.

Easy Ocean Slime for Kids

 

Ocean Slime

Ocean-themed slime recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 Bottles Elmer's Blue Glitter Glue You can also use white glue (use 12 ounces) and blue food coloring to make your own blue slime.
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 3 tbsp Contact solution
  • Optional - Extra Glitter
  • Optional - Under the sea figurines

Instructions

  • Pour both bottles of Elmer's blue glitter glue into a bowl. If using white glue, pour 12 oz of glue and then add a few drops of blue food coloring and mix.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mix in thoroughly.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water to make a more stretchy slime. The less water you add, the less stretchy and sticky it will become. Make sure to knead a lot (see step 5) to reduce the stickiness. This will ensure you end up with a stretchy and not hard slime.
    Optional: if you want to add extra glitter, add it in now and mix.
  • Slowly add in your contact lens solution (Reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form).
  • Now mix until your slime forms and begins to harden. It should start to pull away from the bowl.
    Take it out and knead, knead, knead. You may be surprised how much you need to knead to really make the slime form. It will be very sticky at this point. Keep kneading and stretching the slime and it will become less sticky.
    If it’s not the desirable consistency keep kneading. Only add a little more contact solution a teaspoon at a time to prevent the slime from becoming too hard.
    If you still find it to still be too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands.

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Slime Safety & Precautions

Note: Making slime is a science experiment and safety precautions should still be made when creating slime. By making this slime, you agree to our site terms which you can read here.

  • Adults should handle any chemicals and products
  • Adults should make the slime
  • Always read and follow the labels of products used. If contact lens solution is accidentally ingested, seek medical attention immediately.
  • This project is not suitable for children under 4.
  • Slime should not be placed in the mouth. Always wash hands before and after playing with the slime.
  • If you notice any skin irritation, discontinue use immediately. If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves while making and playing with the slime.
  • Slime is a science experiment and should be made and played with in moderation. Do not allow children to make their own slime and do not play with slime for an extended period of time.

More Ocean Activities for Kids

Try this ocean sensory bottle! It’s easy to make!

DIY Ocean Sensory Bottle

 

Play a game of ocean bingo – this is fun to add to any ocean theme!