Summer has a definite feel to it.
Down here in the South, you can almost smell it in the air. It gets here long before the “official” start of summer.
My kids love to try all things summer-related. We’ve made ice cream desserts, popsicle learning activities, beach sand, and more.
So I thought it would be nice to share a fun confetti ocean slime recipe that would be yet another awesome summer activity for kids!
This is a perfect sensory play idea for warm weather.
And what I love most about slime is that it’s basically mess-free. It doesn’t leave marks on my table. It doesn’t require that I clean up afterwards.
Once we spend a few minutes making it, the kids can have at it. Win!
Read on to get the full instructions and ingredients. Plus, there’s a printable instruction sheet too!
Want even more sensory fun for summer? Don’t miss our DIY Glitter Mermaid Slime!
What Ingredients Do You Need for Ocean Slime?
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Heads up: If you’re looking for large bottles of clear glue, you’ll want to get to the stores before back to school season starts.
Otherwise…you might not find any.
The blue color in this slime comes from the liquid starch, so there’s no need to add food coloring.
Outside of that, all you’ll need is fine blue glitter, warm water, and your choice of confetti!
These pictures feature Peppa Pig party confetti, but you can really use any confetti you happen to have around the house.
How to Make Ocean Slime
Start by pouring the glue into a bowl.
Mix in some warm water and then add the blue glitter.
Then you’ll add some of the liquid starch. Always start with less than you think you need. You can add more later.
This is kind of a balancing act, because slime doesn’t always turn out the same way.
So you’ll add water and liquid starch as you test the mixture.
Once it feels right, stir until it forms a ball and then knead it for a couple of minutes.
Add in the confetti and your ocean slime is done!
Get the printable ocean slime instructions below!
- 16 oz. clear glue
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup warm water, as needed
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup liquid starch, as needed
- Party confetti
- Fine blue glitter
- In a medium bowl, use a fork to combine the glue and 1/4 cup of warm water.
- Pour in the glitter and stir to mix well.
- Add 2-3 tablespoons of liquid starch.
- Stir continuously for two minutes.
- Add more water if the mixture is too stiff. Add more liquid starch if the mixture is too sticky.
- Stir until the slime forms a ball, then knead for two minutes.
- Once the slime stretches easily, add the confetti and knead it into the slime.
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