Recreate the red, white, and blue using our BEST 4th of July fluffy slime recipe with shaving cream! Easy slime recipes using simple slime ingredients for awesome summer science and sensory play. We show you how to make slime the right way with the right slime ingredients. You will conquer your slime making with our basic homemade slime recipes.
4TH OF JULY FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE FOR KIDS
HOMEMADE FLUFFY SLIME FOR 4th OF JULY
So by now you may have already seen our sparkly 4th of July slime recipe…
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our homemade slime video below!
What’s extra fun about this 4th of July fluffy slime recipe? It has a secret (or not so secret) special ingredient in it! We use the same basic recipe as in the video below but we add one more slimy supply!
Our easy, “how to make” slime recipes will show you how to master slime in 5 minutes! We have spent years tinkering with our 4 favorite basic slime recipes to make sure you can make the BEST slime every time!
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BEST 4th OF JULY FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE EVER!
We have an AMAZING homemade fluffy slime recipe that you can use for this holiday theme slime recipe. Once you learn the basic slime recipe, transform your fluffy slime over and over again for each new holiday!
Since our homemade saline solution slime recipe is part of this fluffy slime recipe, it’s also perfect if you live in Canada or the UK. We know not all slime recipes have accessible slime ingredients in different parts of the world.
Check out each of the basic slime recipes with full step by step photos, directions, and even videos to help you along the way!
- Saline Solution Slime Recipe
- Borax Slime Recipe
- Liquid Starch Slime Recipe
- Fluffy Slime Recipe: Here’s the one we are using for this 4th of July slime!
We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your red, white, and blue fluffy slime! You can even read about slime science at the bottom of this page as well as find additional slimy resources
HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY SLIME STEP BY STEP
Let’s get started making our red, white, and blue fluffy slime by gathering all the right ingredients for slime we need to have on hand!
After this slime making session, you will always want to keep your pantry stocked. I promise you will never have a dull slime making afternoon…
Again make sure to look through our recommended slime supplies. I share all out favorite brands that we use to create awesome slime over and over again.
4TH OF JULY FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE SUPPLIES
You are going to be making three batches of slime for this activity! We made a single batch each of blue, red, and clear with silver glitter slime. You could also add in a white glue slime for a neat look (replace silvery clear slime).
The recipe below makes one batch of homemade slime..
1/2 cup of Clear Elmers Washable School Glue (white Elmer’s Washbable Glue works as well)
1/2 cup of water
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 TBSP Saline Solution (Equate or Target brand are favorites)
3 Cups of Foam Shaving Cream
FREE Printable Slime Recipes Cheat Sheet (bottom of page)
FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE HOW TO
Note, for more detailed information on making this basic saline solution slime recipe, please check out the FLUFFY SALINE SOLUTION SLIME RECIPE page for additional tips, tricks, and even a live video!
You can read through the quick and easy steps below photos! Whip up bright fluffy colors for the 4th of July!
SWIRLED RED, WHITE, AND BLUE 4TH OF JULY FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE!
4th OF JULY FLUFFY SLIME STEPS
Add foam shaving cream to a bowl.
Pour in glue and stir to combine.
Next add food coloring as desired!
Add baking soda and stir.
Time for the slime activator! Add in the saline solution.
Stir until slimy blob forms in bowl and pulls away nicely from bottom of bowl and sides of bowl. This will be a fluffy but slightly messy and sticky mixture until you knead it.
Squirt a few drops of saline solution on your hands and knead your slime. You can knead it in the bowl or pick it up and knead it. We usually start in the bowl and then pick it up!
Saline solution fluffy slime likes to be kneaded well. This will improve the consistency as well as reduce the stickiness. Don’t go crazy adding saline solution until you have kneaded it well as this can make your fluffy slime rubbery.
Once you have red, white, and blue colors made, you can get busy swirling them together. I like to stretch them out in strips next to each other and let them slowly combine. Pick up from one end, and let gravity help the swirl form!
Fluffy slime takes longer to mix, so you can have more fun swirling.
STORING YOUR FLUFFY 4TH OF JULY SLIME
Slime lasts quite awhile! I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. We use reusable containers in either plastic or glass. Make sure to keep your slime clean and it will last for several weeks. I love the deli style containers in my recommended slime supplies list here.
Your July 4th fluffy slime recipe will not stay fluffy over time, but it will be fun to play with just the same! You will need to start out with a beginner container, but you will notice how it changes volume!
If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store or grocery store or even Amazon. For large groups we have used condiment containers as seen here.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND 4TH OF JULY FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here. Slime really does make for an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too! Mixtures, substances, polymers, cross linking, states of matter, elasticity, and viscosity are just a few of the science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime!
What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activators (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) mix with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking!
The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules with flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state. Until…
When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and thicker and rubberier like slime! Slime is a polymer.
Picture the difference between wet spaghetti and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!
Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!
EXTRA: Why is fluffy slime fluffy to start but loses it’s fluffiness over time? Think about the shaving cream you added! It starts out pumped with air as it comes out of the container, but if you leave a little out, what happens? It loses the air (gas) that made it fluffy and becomes liquidy again!
MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!
Everything you need to know about making slime is below! Did you know we also have fun with science activities too? Click on all the pictures below to learn more.
MORE AWESOME 4th OF JULY SCIENCE TO TRY! Click on photos for details!