Feel the call of the ocean with this 3-Ingredient Disney Moana-Inspired Ocean Slime!
Making slime is pretty simple, and my daughter loves helping whenever we make a batch! To make this sparkly Moana Ocean Slime, all you need is:
Blue Elmer's Glitter Glue (6 oz)
1 teaspoon Borax
*While it looks pretty and is a lot of fun, this slime is NOT edible. Because of that, I don't recommend letting small children play with it if there's a chance they will try to eat it. Be sure to also wash your hands and work/play space well after playing.
First, pour out the entire bottle glitter glue into a mixing bowl. My daughter loves this part and is getting better and better at it every time we mix up slime to play with. Fill the empty glue container with some hot water, put the lid back on, and shake well. This will get all of the excess glue out of the bottle and is an easy way to measure the water you need. Pour the water into the mixing bowl and stir until combined.
In a separate cup or bowl, mix together 1 teaspoon of Borax and 1/2 cup of hot water and stir until the Borax is completely dissolved. Now comes the fun part! Slowly add the Borax/water mixture to the glue mixture. As you stir with a spoon, you'll see that it almost immediately becomes thick and clumps together.
When it gets to that point, use your hands to mix it all together. Pull the clumps out and squish them together in your hands. Keep squishing the slime with your hands and kneading it like a dough until it's smooth and no longer sticky. Don't worry about any leftover water in the bowl - just pour it out when your slime is done.
To turn this ordinary sparkly, blue slime into Moana Ocean Slime, I found some metallic blue swirl confetti that reminds me of the Moana swirl logo and the swirl engraved on the Heart of Te Fiti from the movie. I grabbed a small handful of confetti and mixed it into the slime.
Stretch it, squish it, and have fun! The glittery slime is moldable, but won't hold it's shape for long. Squish your hands into it and leave a hand print, or create a shape and watch it melt into a blob. Your kids will be entertained for quite a while.
Store your slime in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. It should stay good for quite a while as long as you keep it sealed. I've also heard that keeping it in the fridge will help it stay useable longer.
To take our Moana Ocean Slime to another level of play, I grabbed this Disney Moana Adventure Canoe from Hasbro at Walmart. The set is a ton of fun and comes with a canoe, Moana doll, two figures, and accessories.
The canoe is able to float in water, so it's also safe enough to put into the slime to recreate ocean scenes from the movie. This batch size of slime is also the perfect amount to use with this set.
The figures are all small enough for playing in the ocean slime. Even though Moana's pets, Hei Hei, and Pua, don't do well in the water in the movie, you can give them their own special swimming lessons by wrapping the figures in the slime, pressing them into it, and doing whatever you can imagine for play.
My daughter also helped me stage this picture to show Moana giving the ocean a high-five! From when she first "meets" the ocean as a toddler until the end of the movie, Moana and the ocean have a special relationship.
We have been having so much fun with this Ocean Slime and the Moana play set. My daughter has been entertained for hours recreating scenes from Moana and making up new adventures of her own.
I would love to hear if you decide to make some Moana Ocean Slime with your kids!
For more Moana fun, check out this Free Printable Disney Moana Bingo!