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How to Make Fluffy Slime

by Jean Van't Hul
July 31, 2023
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This fluffy slime recipe is easy to make at home! Here are the recipe and step-by-step instructions for how to make fluffy slime yourself.

Updated July 2023

After finding this fluffy slime recipe on YouTube, our studio has been turned into a laboratory for making and experimenting with slimes. We’ve made about a dozen batches in a rainbow of colors.

We’ve always been big fans of sensory play materials, but lately, it’s been about the homemade slimes and putties.

This fluffy slime is stretchy, putty-like stuff that is fun to knead and play with it. You can even make balloons and balls with it!

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.

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

Here’s a video showing you how to make fluffy slime. And keep scrolling for the recipe and step-by-step instructions.

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Photo by Andrea Martelle

How to Make Fluffy Slime

Makes about 1 cup of slime.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Elmer’s white glue*
  • Shaving foam (we love this shaving foam from Target – it really does smell like summer!)
  • 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 fluffy slime starter kit by Elmer’s that is well rated on Amazon.

Time needed: 30 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Start with glue

    Squeeze one bottle of white glue into a medium bowl.

    white glue in bowl

  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.

    shaving cream and glue in bowl

  3. Add color

    Stir in food coloring until you reach your desired color.

    making fluffy slime

  4. Mix in contact solution

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

  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.

    stirring fluffy slime

  6. Knead

    Use your hands to knead your fluffy slime!

    kneading 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.

    kneading slime apart

    And, if you want your 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 it from drying out.

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

This homemade fluffy slime is so much fun to make and play with!  

squishing slime
Photo by Andrea Martelle

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

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Description

This fluffy slime recipe is easy to make at home! Here are the step-by-step instructions for how to make fluffy slime yourself.


Ingredients

Scale

    • Borax solution (1 cup warm water with 1 teaspoon borax, mixed until clear)

    • Eye contact solution (optional but recommended)

    • 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.


Instructions

  1. Squeeze one bottle of white glue into a medium bowl.
  2. Stir in 1/2 cup to 1 cup of shaving foam, depending on how fluffy you want your slime to be.
  3. Stir in food coloring until you reach your desired color.
  4. Add a few squirts of contact solution (this makes it less sticky).
  5. 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.
  6. Use your hands to knead your fluffy 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.

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

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


fluffy slime rolled up
Photo by Andrea Martelle

More Slime Recipe & Play Ideas for Kids

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Check out our Sensory Creativity Pack!

This 30-page printable eBook is stuffed full of sensory play fun! An ultimate guide to sensory play, complete with our favorite recipes and tips for success!

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