Want to know how to make slime with clear glue? I have the best homemade slime recipe for you. Ocean slime! It's clear and extra-stretchy, and the added mix-ins give it lots of texture and color.
Ocean slime is a fun and unique way to learn how to make slime with clear glue. I think the most fun part of this ocean slime recipe is how easy it is to change it up!
If you don't want to make clear blue slime, you can make clear slime by skipping the food coloring. Or try different colors or color combinations for fun results. I think mixing blue and green food coloring together could make a gorgeous tropical aqua ocean slime!
We also loved the special fish bowl beads and toy fish that we added into our slime to make it even more ocean-like, but you can mix in anything you want. If you don't have any beads or little toys, don't let that stop you from making this slime. You don't need to add them. They're all optional.
Are you wondering what exactly is ocean slime? It's a fun, stretchy slime recipe without borax. It's tinted with a blue dye and accented with little fish toys.
Ocean slime could also be called aquarium slime, water slime or marine slime.
Kids love slime because it's fun to play with. It has a great texture and it can be a little bit silly and a little bit gross. That's probably why lots of adults like slime, too!
No matter how gross or silly it is, slime is just awesome, and this ocean slime recipe is a unique one that you need to try!
In general, homemade slime recipes only use a few ingredients and it's easy to make. After all, kids make it by themselves all the time! The real challenge in making slime is getting it the right consistency.
Ocean slime recipe
Before you get started, you'll need a few things. Clear glue, slime activator and a colorant. For the best slime color, I prefer Wilton food coloring, specifically Wilton Color Right. It always produces the brightest slimes.
Ocean Slime Ingredients
- Clear glue. Just use Elmer's glue. I recommend buying your glue in the gallon size. A little bottle won't produce much slime and you're going to want to make more once you get started. It's also super annoying to squeeze the last bit of glue out of the little bottles. The gallon size is less wasteful.
- Saline solution and baking soda. This combination is better and much easier to use than borax.
- Food coloring. Use liquid, not gel. Gel is tricky to mix in completely. Wilton's Color Right is the best, because it doesn't dilute the clear glue. It won't mess with the consistency of your ocean slime.
- Various optional mix-ins. We like little plastic fish, beads and glitter for this ocean slime.
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How to make ocean slime with clear glue
Making ocean slime with clear glue (or any other kind of slime, like this honey slime or this glow in the dark slime) is more of an art than a science. You need to pay attention to the consistency more than the exact measurements.
My best tip for successful slime: work slowly, and be gentle when you add ingredients together. Also follow the directions below in the right order.
First, pour one cup of clear glue into a bowl and mix in your colorant. Food coloring is the easiest way to do it! If you're using Wilton Color Right Use 4-5 drops of blue plus 1-2 drops of yellow to get a beautiful aqua.
Next add baking soda and stir until it's fully dissolved in the water. 1/2 teaspoon OR 1 teaspoon will work. The more you add the thicker your slime will be, but either amount will result in slime.
Then stir in your glitter in any color combination you choose. In these pictures we used both light blue fine glitter and dark blue fine glitter.
Add two tablespoons saline solution to your glue, baking soda and glitter mix. Your slime will instantly begin to form. Keep stirring for a minute or two until it all seems to be about the same thick consistency and it pulls away from the side of the bowl.
Once it all gathers together in a loose ball in the ball, it's time to knead your ocean slime. It's going to be sticky and it's going to be ok. put a few drops of saline solution on your hands before you pick it up to keep it from sticking to your hands.
Pick up the ball of slime and start kneading it. That means squish it into a ball, then stretch it out with your hands. Bring your hands back together and form it into a tight ball again. Squeeze it, then repeat.
Even if it looks ready to play with, you're going to want to knead your slime for several more minutes now, while the chemicals are still activating.
Slime tip: if your ocean slime remains sticky even after kneading for at least a few minutes, put it back in the bowl, pour a few more drops of saline solution on your hands, then pick it back up and start kneading again.
It's better to keep kneading your slime for a good amount of time before adding saline to reduce stickiness. Too much saline results in stiff slime, and kneading can eliminate the sticky. Be patient and keep working it before using more saline.
Finally, mix in your beads and plastic fish for fun ocean slime!
Ocean Slime with Clear Glue instructions
Ocean slime ingredients:
- 1 cup clear glue
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon baking soda
- food coloring
- light blue extra-fine glitter and dark blue extra fine glitter
- 2 tablespoons saline solution
- Clear fishbowl beads
- Plastic fish
Ocean slime instructions:
- Pour glue into a bowl. Mix in 4 drops blue and 1 drop yellow Wilton Color Right food coloring. Other brands may produce different results.
- Stir in baking soda until fully dissolved. Add glitter.
- Add saline solution and stir. Your slime will immediately begin to form. Keep stirring until the slime pulls away from the sides and starts to forms a loose ball. Put a few drops of saline solution on your hands, pick up the slime and knead it.
- Continue kneading for several minutes. If your slime is still sticky pour a few drops of saline on your hands and knead again. Keep kneading until it's no longer sticky.
- Squish in your beads and plastic fish.
Get your printable recipe and instructions for ocean slime below!
How to knead your ocean slime:
How to knead your ocean slime: