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How to Make Fluffy Slime

by Jean Van't Hul
January 8, 2023

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 January 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.

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

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. The kids even make balloons and balls with it!

Pile of pink fluffy slime
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Our studio looks like a science laboratory, and we’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.

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).

Now we have a rainbow of fluffy slime.

It’s pretty incredible!

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

How to Make Fluffy Slime

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


  • 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.

  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).

  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!

    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.

    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.

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!  

Photo by JA-Rainbow-of-Homemade-Fluffy-Slime-680ean Van't Hul
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

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

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