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how to make sand slime with 5 ingredients

How to Make Sand Slime

Find out how to make sand slime with only 5 ingredients!

Course DIY
Cuisine American
Keyword slime
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 batch of slime
Author Jamie


  • 6 ounces Elmer's Glue in blue
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon contact lens solution containing boric acid
  • ½ to 1 cup play sand depending on how sandy you want the final slime to be


  1. Empty the glue into a large bowl.
    ingredients in sand slime
  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. Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly.

    easy steps for making sand slime
  3. Stir the sand into the glue mixture a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
    instructions for making sand slime
  4. 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.)
    stirring up sand slime
  5. Remove the slime from the bowl. The slime will be sticky. Begin to play with the slime, stretching or kneading it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready when no longer sticky.
    kneading sand slime
  6. Best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use.
    how to make sand slime