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 recipe to make with only a few fluffy slime ingredients. Make sure to add this slime recipe to your list of favorite slime recipes!
How Do You Make Fluffy Slime?
I get this question all the time! The best fluffy slime starts with the right slime ingredients, of course. 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 light and fluffy slime! You choose the colors and give it any theme you like. Check out all the fun variations you can 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.
Helpful Slime Resources To Get You Started
Everything you need to know about making slime is below! Did you know we also have fun with science activities too?
- Slime Activator List
- 5 Different Ways To Make Slime
- Is Slime A Liquid Or A Solid?
- Amazing Benefits Of Slime
- Best Slime Ideas
- How To Make Slime Less Sticky
- How To Get Slime Out Of Clothes And Hair
- Slime Making Supplies List
- DIY Slime Kit Ideas
Can You 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 powder.
Our super stretchy fluffy slime recipe below uses saline solution instead of borax powder as the slime activator. You will need a saline solution that contains sodium borate or boric acid. These two ingredients are also members of the boron family, just like the borax powder and liquid starch are known as slime activators.
It is the borate ions in the slime activator (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) that mix with the PVA (polyvinyl acetate) glue and form this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross-linking!
The glue is a polymer of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules flow past one another, keeping the glue liquid. 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 a 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?
Best Tip For Making Super Fluffy Slime
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 foam’s air gives our shaving cream slime its fluff!
The volume produced from the fluffy slime shaving cream creates a cool texture, like a cloud. Plus, it doesn’t smell too bad, either!
TIP: Don’t over stir your fluffy slime to keep all that air in there!
What happens when the air leaves the foam eventually? It leaves our slime too! However, the slime is still 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 fluffy slime recipe! Homemade fluffy slime is a truly satisfying sensory experience!
Fluffy Slime Recipe
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!
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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