Even if the weather isn’t calling for snow outdoors, we can make our own homemade fluffy snow slime recipe indoors! Plus this one isn’t nearly as cold, and you don’t need mittens to handle it. Our fluffy slime recipe is by far the coolest slime recipe we love to make. I just had to make a snow theme fluffy slime to go along with our melting snowman slime this winter. It’s a slime addiction.
HOMEMADE FLUFFY SNOW SLIME!
Kick off the winter slime making season with a fun theme the kids will LOVE, snow! Science is full of cool ways to create including these homemade winter theme slime ideas. We also have snowflake and melting snowman slimes! This AMAZING soft and squishy fluffy slime recipe designed after a snowball!
Slime making is even more fun when you add in creative seasonal themes, and I know kids love the novelty of theme activities. Our Fluffy Snow Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make.
Make sure to check out all our Snow Theme Slime Recipes for the kiddos this season. No one wants to be sad and frustrated when they go to learn how to make slime….
Watch fluffy slime being made! This video show our giant colorful fluffy slime, but all you need to do is leave out the color. The glitter would be fun!
SLIME SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for exploring chemistry with a candy corn theme. Slime is 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!
FLUFFY SNOW SLIME RECIPE
We made our snow fluffy slime recipe with Elmer’s white washable school glue and shaving cream. Grab some small jars and wintery ribbon to send kids home with a fun treat!
If you want to see what else you can mix into slime and how to make awesome slime ideas all year round, check out our Ultimate Slime Guide Book. It’s the perfect accessory and comes with some great slime freebies as well!
FLUFFY SLIME TIPS
The base for this fluffy snow slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes which is glue, shaving cream, baking soda, and saline solution. Of course you can add food coloring if you like!
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 now 5 favorite basic slime recipes to make sure you can make the BEST slime every time!
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We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your fluffy snow slime! Make sure to go back and read the slime science above too!
- BEST Slime Supplies
- How To Fix Slime: Troubleshooting Guide
- Slime safety Tips for Kids and Adult
- How To Remove Slime from Clothes
- Master Your Slime Training Series
FLUFFY SNOW SLIME INGREDIENTS
NOTE: You can absolutely make this with any of our regular slime recipes if you don’t want to make fluffy slime. The look will be just as fun and you can substitute white glue for clear glue for more vivid colors.
Regular saline solution slime, liquid starch slime, or borax slime recipes will all work wonderfully!
As I mentioned above, this uses our fluffy basic slime recipe. Make sure to read through our RECOMMENDED SLIME SUPPLIES list to see what we like to use.
1/2 cup of Elmer’s White Glue
3 Cups of Foam Shaving Cream
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp of saline solution (see recommended slime supplies for brands and we do not suggest contact solution)
Glitter if desired (sprinkle it on after you make the slime!)
FLUFFY SNOW SLIME RECIPE DIRECTIONS BELOW PHOTOS
The best slime recipe starts with the right slime ingredients. Make sure to follow along with our measurements. Start by adding your shaving cream, and glue to a bowl. Experiment with the amount of shaving cream you like to use for your fluffy slime texture!
BEST SLIME ACTIVATORS
Add in your slime activator (baking soda and saline solution) to complete the chemical reaction you read about above in the science behind the slime section. If you scrolled past it, go back and read it with your kids!
You can also learn more about all our favorite slime activators here. Keep in mind that liquid starch, saline solution, and borax powder are all in the boron family. Neither of these ingredients are truly borax free.
KNEADING SLIME IS KEY!
We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve it’s consistency. The trick with shaving cream/saline solution slime is to squirt a few drops of solution onto your hands before picking up the slime.
You can knead the slime in the bowl before you pick it up as well. This slime is ultra stretchy but can be stickier. However, keep in mind that although adding more solution reduces the stickiness right away, it will create a stiffer slime in the long run.
Our slime recipes are so easy to change up with different themes for holidays, seasons, favorite characters, or special occasions. Saline solution fluffy slime is always super stretchy and makes for great sensory play and science with the kids!
SHAVING CREAM SLIME RECIPE FOR MAKING FLUFFY CANDY CORN SLIME
STEP 1: Add 3 cups of foam shaving cream to a bowl.
STEP 2: Add food coloring as desired.
STEP 3: Mix in a 1/2 cup of Elmer’s white glue (washable school glue).
STEP 3: Stir in 1/2 tsp baking soda
STEP 4: Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until slime forms and pulls away from sides of bowl. This is exactly how much you will need with the Target Sensitive Eyes brand!
If your slime still feels too sticky, you may need a few more drops of saline solution. As I mentioned above, start by squirting a few drops of the solution onto your hands and kneading your slime longer. You can always add but you can’t take away. Saline solution is preferred over contact solution.
Go ahead and try to shape it like a snow ball!
STORING YOUR FLUFFY 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.
Note: Fluffy slime with shaving cream will loose some of it’s fluff due to the foam shaving losing air over time. However, it’s still tons of fun afterwards.
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.
Want to have all our basic recipes handy and in one place? Use the button just below to download your free slime recipes cheat sheet pages. We also have an awesome MASTER YOUR SLIME training series going on here.
SUPER FLUFFY SNOW SLIME RECIPE IS PERFECT FOR INDOOR WINTER!
MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!
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FLUFFY SNOW SLIME IS JUST ONE OF OUR MANY WINTER SLIMES!
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