How to Make Mermaid Slime

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Mermaids are so mystical and magical – it’s no wonder kids love them so much! This easy to make mermaid slime is not only fun for your mermaid-loving child; it’s incorporates sensory play and is great for classroom or homeschool lessons about the ocean. 

BLUE MERMAID SLIME

Mermaid Slime Tutorial

So let’s take a trip under the sea and break out the glitter and sequins to make this magical blue mermaid slime! This Borax-free slime is super colorful and sparkly and uses iridescent glitter, two colors of food coloring, and pastel mermaid sequins to bring it to life. Your Little Mermaid lovers are going to be obsessed with this sea-glass looking slime! 

little girl stretching homemade mermaid slime

Supplies you need for this project

Helpful crafting tools

supplies for making slime

Helpful Project Info

  • Age Level: 4 and up 
  • Mess Factor: High – glitter, sequins, and food coloring
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 5-10 minutes
  • Cost Estimate: $2.00-$3.00 depending on the sequin mix-ins

Crafting Tips:

  • When crafting in groups, purchase value packs of glue (I’ve included a link above) to keep costs down and in ease of making
  • It’s best to use bowls and mixing supplies that you will throw away or save just for slime projects.
  • We mixed in blue and teal food coloring, but try adding purple too!
  • If you don’t have mermaid sequins, iridescent sequins or rhinestones are a pretty alternative choice.
  • For both glitter and food coloring, you can always start off with a small amount and add more until you get the desired color and sparkle effect.

How to Make Mermaid Slime

  1. Empty entire bottle of clear glue into a plastic bowl.
  2. Add one tablespoon of baking soda.

adding ingredients to bowl

  1. Squirt in one tablespoon of saline solution.

adding food coloring to bowl

  1. Add in a couple tablespoons of iridescent glitter to the mix; the more glitter, the more sparkly your slime will be.
  2. Drop in one drop of blue food coloring, then drop in one drop of teal food coloring. Now mix.

adding sequin to slime

  1. Knead your slime. If slime is still sticky, squirt in a little more saline solution until slime pulls away from bowl and isn’t as gooey.

Your kids will love this pretty, blue mermaid slime, a fun way to spend an afternoon! We suggest making this slime as a rainy day activity, classroom craft, or for an ocean-themed party.  It might just be the next best thing to visiting the ocean or watching “The Little Mermaid“!

batch of blue slime

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Mermaid Slime

Your little mermaid will have so much fun making this slime! Filled with glitter and pretty sequins, it’s the perfect sensory activity!

Prep Time5 mins

Crafting Time5 mins

Total Time10 mins

Age Group: Kids Crafts

Project Type: Spring

Makes: 1 batch

Supplies

  • 4 ounce clear glue
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp saline solution
  • iridescent glitter
  • mermaid sequins
  • 1 to 2 drops of teal and blue food coloring

Craft tools

  • Plastic bowl

  • Plastic spoon

  • Measuring spoons

Instructions

  • Empty entire bottle of clear glue into a plastic bowl.

  • Add one tablespoon of baking soda.

  • Squirt in one tablespoon of saline solution.

  • Add in a couple tablespoons of iridescent glitter to the mixture. The more you use, the sparklier your slime will be.

  • Drop in one drop of blue food coloring, then drop in one drop of teal food coloring. Now mix.

  • Pour in mermaid sequins and knead.

  • Keep kneading slime until it’s not sticky. If slime is still sticky, squirt in a little bit more saline solution until slime pulls away from bowl and isn’t as gooey.

Notes

  • When crafting in groups, purchase value packs of glue (I’ve included a link above) to keep costs down and in ease of making
  • It’s best to use bowls and mixing supplies that you will throw away or save just for slime projects.
  • We mixed in blue and teal food coloring, but try adding purple too!
  • If you don’t have mermaid sequins, iridescent sequins or rhinestones is a pretty alternative choice.
  • For both glitter and food coloring, you can always start off with a small amount and add more until you get the desired color and sparkle effect.
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