There’s at least one fair with cotton candy (my son’s to die for favorite thing) around here every summer.  How could we let summer slime making pass without a fluffy cotton candy scented slime recipe? If you have wanted to learn how to make slime, this textured and scented cotton candy slime is perfect for summer! Our homemade slime recipe combines the traditional colors of cotton candy along with a couple of special ingredients for the BEST theme slime ever!

FLUFFY COTTON CANDY SCENTED SLIME RECIPE

How could we let summer slime making pass without a fluffy cotton candy scented slime recipe. If you have wanted to learn how to make slime, this textured and scented cotton candy slime is perfect for summer! Our homemade slime recipe combines the traditional colors of cotton candy along with a couple special ingredients for the BEST theme slime ever!

HOMEMADE FLUFFY COTTON CANDY SLIME RECIPE 

Although cotton candy and making slime don’t have a whole lot in common, they are both a sensory-rich treat. Our fluffy cotton candy scented slime recipe is NOT edible, but it sure does smell and looks incredible.

We love slime making for different seasons. It’s just another way to extend the fun and keep the kids excited!

SEE MORE: All our summer slime ideas here plus a FREE printable challenge sheet.

I love to use my kiddos favorite things to inspire our newest slime creations. The smell of the cotton candy and the neat texture really inspired this cotton candy scented slime recipe.

Below you will even find a start to finish video of me making this neat fluffy and scented slime recipe!

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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stretchy cotton candy slime recipe for summer making slimes with kids

BEST FLUFFY COTTON CANDY SCENTED SLIME RECIPE EVER!

We have 4 unique basic slime recipes that can all be used for this summer theme slime recipe. You decide which one works best for you. Once you learn the basics, transform them over and over again!

This allows for some flexibility depending on where you live in the world! Not everyone has access to the same ingredients! This is a great recipe to use for slime recipes in the UK as well as Canada.

Each of the basic slime recipes below has the full step by step photos, directions, and even videos to help you along the way!

Our scented cotton candy slime uses our number one saline solution slime recipe. This is our #1 most viewed slime recipe, and we love it. Awesome stretchy slime in no time is my motto!

NOTE: We did add a few extra ingredients to give this slime it’s rich texture and scent.

We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making our homemade July 4th slime! We talk more about slime science at the bottom of this page as well as additional slimy resources

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HOW TO MAKE SLIME STEP BY STEP

Let’s get started making our awesome, fluffy, scented summer 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.

YOU WILL NEED:

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 or White Elmers Washable School Glue
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup of foam shaving cream
  • Food Coloring (pink or sky blue are favorites)
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 TBSP Saline Solution
  • 1/2 cup of Fine Fake Snow (add to slime after)

Cotton candy fragrance oil and food coloring choices we use to make cotton candy theme slime

Adding a cup of shaving cream gives it a bit of extra fluff. If you want an even fluffier fluffy cotton candy scented slime recipe, try using our homemade FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE.

Fluffy cotton candy scented slime recipe supplies on table

COTTON CANDY SLIME RECIPE HOWTO

Watch me make our cotton candy scented slime recipe from start to finish!

Check out other ways to make scented slime:

  1. Combine glue and water.
  2. Add in shaving cream and mix gently.
  3. Add desired food coloring and stir.
  4. Mix in baking soda.
  5. Stir in slime activator saline solution.
  6. Keep stirring until the slime is well formed and pulls away from sides and bottom of the bowl.
  7. Time to add your fake snow!

Squirt some saline solution on your hands and knead your slime and fake snow together. The more snow you add the denser your slime will become, so we kept it around 1/2 a cup. Not too thick, and not too thin.

mixing fluffy cotton candy scented slime recipe in bowl

Pink fluffy slime with fake snow for texture and cotton candy fragrance oil is the perfect combo for summer slime making!

cotton candy slime with fake snow for texture

A huge bag of fine fake snow goes a long way! Plus, it doesn’t have to be winter to use it!

fluffy pink cotton candy slime in bowl on table

I had some of these cotton candy paper holders leftover and they made a fun play addition to the fluffy cotton candy scented slime recipe.

Pink fluffy cotton candy slime on table with hand print in it

STORING YOUR SCENTED COTTON CANDY SLIME 

Slime lasts quite a while! 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.

Note: As the shaving cream loses its air, the quantity of slime will decrease, but it’s still super fun!

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.

Holding fluffy pink cotton candy slime

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE HOMEMADE 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!

Read more about slime science here!

MUST TRY FLUFFY COTTON CANDY SCENTED SLIME RECIPE!

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.

 

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