Bring the beach indoors this summer with this Sand Slime! This sensory play idea is easy-to-make and fun to play with if you can’t get to the beach.
Sand Slime for Sensory Play:
Sensory play activities stimulate your children’s senses of touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. They also include movement and balance activities. This type of play is important to your children can work on developmental skills such as language and fine motor skills. As they play your kids can also learn to explore, investigate, observe, experiment, and much more.
Getting Ready To Use The Sand Slime:
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- 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
How To Make:
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.
How To Play With The Sand Slime:
This sand slime is so much fun to play with by itself, but you can also add some beach themed things to your slime. You can add 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. When you are done playing with the sand slime for the day, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
This Sand Slime is an easy recipe to make for sensory play and a fun, hands-on activity for summer. Your kids are sure to love it!
Pin It For Later:
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