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How to Make Fluffy Slime!

by Jean Van't Hul
January 9, 2021

This fluffy slime recipe is easy to make at home with shaving cream and glue! Recipe by Maia.

Pile of pink fluffy slime horizontal

Maia found a fluffy slime recipe on YouTube recently and our studio has been turned into a laboratory for making and experimenting with slimes. She and Daphne have made about a dozen batches between them in a rainbow of colors.

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We’ve always been big fans of sensory materials such as:

But lately, it’s been about the homemade slimes and putties.

This post will show you how to make slime with shaving cream.

The resulting fluffy slime is stretchy, putty-like stuff that is fun to knead and play with it. The kids even make balloons and balls with it!

Kitchen table with ingredients

Our studio looks like a science laboratory and they’ve been taking an experimental approach to this.

Each batch is a little different with slightly different properties of stretchiness, fluffiness, and non-stickiness depending on the amounts of extra glue, shaving cream, eye contact solution, etc that they added.

child stirring slime

And, of course, they’ve been working to get the perfect colors and tints by adding and mixing food coloring (and liquid watercolors in a couple of cases).

A Rainbow of Homemade Fluffy Slime

Now they have a rainbow of fluffy slime.

It’s pretty incredible!

Here’s the recipe and step-by-step instructions.

Fluffy Slime Recipe

Makes about 1 cup of slime. Adapted from the recipe in this YouTube video by Sarah Choxo

glue, shaving foam, and food coloring


  • 1  bottle of Elmer’s white glue*
  • Shaving cream (the foam kind, not the gel or cream kind)
  • Borax solution (1 cup warm water with 1 teaspoon borax, mixed until clear)
  • Eye contact solution (optional but recommended)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Essential oils (optional)

*Or, if you’re going to be making lots of slime, you might want to consider buying your glue by the gallon.

Also, if you don’t want to track down all the ingredients for slime, you can buy slime kits now! Here’s a rainbow slime starter kit by Elmer’s that is well rated on Amazon. It would be interesting to see if you could adapt it for making fluffy slime. Perhaps just by adding a bottle of shaving cream?

Time needed: 30 minutes.


  1. Start with glue

    Squeeze one bottle of white glue into a medium bowl.

    Adding elmers glue

  2. Add shaving foam

    Stir in 1/2 cup to 1 cup of shaving foam, depending on how fluffy you want your slime to be.

  3. Add color

    Stir in food coloring until you reach your desired color.

    making slime with shaving cream

  4. Mix in contact solution

    Add a few squirts of contact solution (this makes it less sticky).

    adding contact solution to slime

  5. Add borax solution

    Make a borax solution of 1 cup warm water with 1 teaspoon borax, mixed until clear. Add this solution a teaspoon at a time until the mixture forms a clump in the bowl.

    pile of slime in child's hands

    This is what it looks like when it first pulls together.

  6. Knead

    Use your hands to knead your fluffy slime!

    child kneading blue slime

    If it’s too sticky, add more contact solution. If it seems to need more glue or shaving cream or color, you can knead that in, too.

    children adding glue to slime

    And, if you want your fluffy slime to be scented, knead in a few drops of essential oil.

  7. Have Fun!

    Store in a covered container or plastic bag to keep your fluffy slime from drying out.

    Store Homemade Fluffy Slime in Covered Containers

What to do with your slime

Fluffy slime is a great sensory material to hold, squeeze, stretch, and fiddle with.

Maia, my sensory girl, always (and I mean always) has some sort of slime, putty, dough, water beads, or kinetic sand in her hand. Even (or especially) when she’s doing other things such as homework, riding in the car, watching a movie, etc. Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty has been her number one requested gift at birthday’s and Christmas and whenever we walk into the toy store, but at 10-14 dollars a container, it’s nice to have a homemade sensory putty to play with and make.

children making bubble with slime

This homemade fluffy slime is pretty good stuff, too.  You can even blow big bubble balls with it. To pop or to toss (gently).

Pretty cool.

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How about you? Have you made your own putty, slime, or gak? Maybe now is the time!

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