Fluffy slime, have you tried it? This homemade fluffy slime recipe is a must try for kids. Ours is the lightest, fluffiest, and easiest to make slime you will ever need. Our goal is to show you how to make the best homemade slime ever, and our recipes and videos show you how. Join us in a batch of fluffy slime, and you will be a real hero with the kids!
BEST FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE EVER!
Fluffy slime is the must try of all the slime recipes for the sheer uniqueness of the texture. We combined our favorite saline solutions slime recipe with shaving cream for the fluffiest slime ever!
Making homemade slime recipes is a breeze with our easy to make slime ideas, instructions, and videos. This fluffy slime recipe has an extra special ingredients, but you don’t need to include it at all.
Watch this videos of this slime recipe being made, and then get ready to try it for yourself. We have tons of handy resource guides for making the best slime ever. You can even read about the science behind the slime below.
MAKE FLUFFY SLIME!
It’s important to gather the right supplies for the job! We have a handy recommended slime supplies page with a printable shopping list too. See the brands we like to use!
We also have a printable slime recipe cheat sheet of all our most popular basic slimes! It’s a great resource to keep handy or to include with a slime making kit as a gift!
As I mentioned above, this slime showcases an extra special ingredient, colored craft sand! Although it gives it a fun texture, it’s not at all necessary to making fluffy slime! You can see a regular non- fluffy sand slime here too.
If you don’t have colored sand, simply skip that step, and it won’t change the awesome fluffy slime at all.
SLIME SUPPLIES NEEDED
White PVA School Washable Glue
Foam Shaving Cream
Saline Solution (must contain boric acid and sodium borate or it won’t work!)
Colored Craft Sand (optional- check out our beach sand slime here)
FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE STEPS
Scroll through the pictures and find the step by step directions below! You will also find more handy resources and a bit about the science behind the slime at the bottom of this page.
Make sure to try our non-fluffy saline solution slime with all your extra ingredients!
Set up your slime making ingredients!
Star with lots of shaving cream!
Choose your favorite color! We use these kinds of food coloring as well as the ones at the grocery store.
Stir it all together but slowly! You want to keep the fluff in the shaving cream!
OPTIONAL STEP: Add your colored sand! Makes for a cool texture but totally not necessary!
Stir it all in but slowly!
Add the glue! White washable PVA school glue works best. We buy it by the gallon. Much cheaper that way!
Add the baking soda. This helps the firms of the slime.
Now it’s time to add the slime activator! We use saline solution, but it must contain sodium borate and boric acid. You can read more about our slime activators and why these ingredients here.
Give it a good stir! It’s going to get thick and tough to stir. Time to get your hands in there. You can take it out to knead or start kneading right in the bowl. See tips below.
Practice your slime swirling technique!
Our fluffiest slime is fun to squish and squeeze!
STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS TO MAKE FLUFFY SLIME
Add 3 heaping cups of foam shaving cream to a large bowl.
Food coloring can be added as desired and stir gently to incorporate.
OPTIONAL STEP: Mix in 1/2 cup of colored, fine craft sand.
Add 1/2 cup of white washable PVA school glue and stir to fully incorporate.
Mix in 1/2 tsp of baking soda.
Add 1 tbsp of saline solution and whip vigorously!
Mixture should becoming very difficult to stir and pull away from sides and bottom of bowl.
Coat your hands with a bit of saline solution and knead your slime until a smooth, desired consistency is achieved.
Stretch, squish, and play with your awesome fluffy slime! Go ahead and make a fun different colors to swirl together like we did. Here we have blue and green. Doesn’t it look like the planet Earth?
This is another one of our favorites with fluffy swirled slime using 3 batches, each a different color.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPE
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!
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!
NOTE: what makes this slime extra fluffy is the shaving cream. It’s also what makes this slime loose it’s fluff over time! Why do you think that is. This can of shaving cream is pretty cool because it contains a solid, a liquid, and a gas.
HERE’S SOME MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!
You will find everything you ever wanted to know about making homemade slime right here, and if you have questions, just ask me!
Did you know we also have fun with science activities too? We also love to experiment with all kinds of simple to set up science experiments and STEM activities. Click on all the black boxes below to learn more.