Kids love fluffy slime because it’s SO fun to squish and stretch but also light and airy as a cloud! Learn how to make fluffy slime with saline solution so quickly you won’t believe it! This is such a simple fluffy slime to make with glue and shaving cream. Make sure to add this slime recipe to your list of favorite slime recipes!
HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY SLIME
HOW DO YOU MAKE FLUFFY SLIME?
I get this question all the time! The best fluffy slime starts with the right ingredients. The fluffy slime ingredients you will want to have are…
- PVA school glue
- Saline solution
- Baking Soda
- Foam shaving cream (see more about these ingredients below).
Guess what makes the fluff? You got it, shaving foam! Slime plus shaving foam equals fluffy slime! You choose the colors and give it any theme you like. Check out all the fun variations you try further down!
I use to think making slime was an impossible activity with wasted time and effort, and a disappointed kid. Plus, it’s a recipe, and I don’t like to follow recipes!
However, slime is actually really simple to make and our slime recipes are so easy to follow. You can get the slime ingredients on your next shopping trip.
HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY SLIME WITHOUT BORAX
I have also been asked how to make fluffy slime without borax, and technically this fluffy slime recipe does not use borax powder. Check out the traditional borax slime recipe if you are interested in making slime with borax.
Instead our fluffy slime recipe below uses saline solution as the slime activator. You will need saline solution that contains sodium borate or boric acid. These two ingredients are also members of the boron family just as the borax powder and are known as slime activators.
It is the borate ions in the slime activator (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) which mixes 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…
You add the borate ions to the mixture, and it then 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! Experiment with making the slime more or less viscous with varying amounts of foam beads. Can you change the density?
HOW TO MAKE SLIME FLUFFY
What to know how to make VERY fluffy slime? It’s all to do with the fluffy slime ingredient; shaving foam!
What happens to shaving cream as it comes out of the can? Air is pushed into the liquid creating a foam. The air in the foam is what gives our shaving cream slime its fluff!
The volume produced from the shaving cream in the fluffy slime creates such a cool texture, like a cloud. Plus it doesn’t smell too bad either!
What happens when the air leaves the foam eventually? It leaves our slime too! However, the slime is still a lot of fun to play with even without the extra fluff.
Check out the photo story of our fluffy slime below, and you can see the fun he is having with our new fluffy slime recipe.
Homemade fluffy slime is a truly satisfying sensory experience!
FUN VARIATIONS OF FLUFFY SLIME
Once you have made our fluffy slime below, you will want to try out one of these fun theme fluffy slime recipes. There is so much fun you can have with can of shaving foam!
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FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE
Playing with slime can get messy! Makes sure to check out our best tips for how to get slime off clothes and hair!
Want to make slime without shaving foam? Check out one of these fun slime recipe ideas.
FLUFFY SLIME INGREDIENTS:
- 1/2 Cup of Washable PVA School Glue (We used white)
- 3 Cups of Foaming Shaving Cream
- 1/2 Tsp of Baking Soda
- Food Coloring
- 1 Tbsp of Saline Solution (Must contain both sodium borate and boric acid as ingredients)
HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY SLIME
STEP 1. Measure 3 heaped cups of shaving cream into a bowl. You can also experiment with using less or more shaving cream for different textures!
STEP 2. Add 5 to 6 drops of food coloring. We used neon food coloring, but there are so many choices.
STEP 3. Add a 1/2 cup of glue to the shaving cream and gently mix.
STEP 4. Add 1/2 tsp of baking soda and mix. The baking soda helps to firm and form the slime.
STEP 5. Add 1 tablespoon of the saline solution to the mixture and start whipping. If your slime is too sticky, add a few more drops of the saline solution.
Don’t add too much extra saline as the consistency gets less sticky with just good ole kneading. Adding to much saline solution can result in an over activated slime with a rubbery texture.
Once you get the mixture thoroughly whipped and incorporated, you can pull it out with your hands and knead.
TIP: Before removing the slime from the bowl, squirt a few drops of saline solution on your hands.
SUGGESTION: Repeat the fluffy slime recipe with different colors or enjoy the one batch! We made a giant batch of yellow fluffy slime the other day by tripling the recipe!
HOW TO MAKE SLIME WITH SHAVING CREAM
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