If you want to know how to make fluffy slime, you will want to read about our awesome shaving cream slime! We made these gorgeous rainbow colors that are light and fluffy thanks to an extra special ingredient and our favorite basic slime recipe! Make the colors of the rainbow and swirl them together or just make your favorite slime color with this shaving cream slime recipe!

AWESOME RAINBOW SLIME WITH SHAVING CREAM!

If you want to know how to make slime fluffy, you want to read about our awesome shaving cream slime! We made a rainbow of colors that are light and fluffy thanks to an extra special ingredient and our favorite basic slime recipe! Make the colors of the rainbow and swirl them together or just make your favorite color!

EASY RAINBOW SLIME WITH SHAVING CREAM

Our rainbow slime with shaving cream is one of our most popular slime recipes right now and it’s a cinch to make! All you need to do is pick up a can of foam shaving cream the next time you are at the store!

Oh and slime is science too, so don’t miss the great information on the science behind this easy slime below.  Watch our awesome slime videos and see how easy it is to make the best slime!

Do you know we also do science experiments and STEM activities for kids and science experiments for preschoolers too?

 

Easy shaving cream slime with a rainbow of colors

BASIC SLIME RECIPES 

All of our holiday, seasonal, and everyday slimes use one of five basic slime recipes that are super easy to make! We make slime all the time, and these have become our go-to favorite slime recipes!

I will always let you know which basic slime recipe we used in our photographs, but I will also tell you which of the other basic recipes will work too!  Usually, you can interchange several of the ingredients depending on what you have on hand for slime supplies.

Here we use our Fluffy Slime recipe.  Guess what makes the light fluffy texture?   You got it, shaving foam!  Slime with fluffy shaving foam and saline solution is one of our favorite sensory play recipes!  We make it ALL the time because it is so quick and easy to whip up.   Add color, glitter, sequins, and then you are done!

Now if you don’t want to use saline solution, you can absolutely test out one of our other basic recipes using liquid starch or borax powder. We have tested all these slime recipes with equal success!

NOTE: We have found that Elmer’s specialty glues tend to be a bit stickier than Elmer’s regular clear or white glue, and so for this type of glue we always prefer our 2 ingredients basic glitter slime recipe.

HOST A SLIME MAKING PARTY AT HOME OR SCHOOL!

I always thought slime was too difficult to make, but then I tried it! Now we are hooked on it. Grab some saline solution and PVA glue and get started! We have even made slime with a small group of kids for a slime party!  This slime recipe below also makes a great slime to use in the classroom! 

 

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rainbow slime with shaving cream

THE SCIENCE OF SHAVING CREAM SLIME

We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here!  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 slime science all about?  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…

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?

Did you know that slime aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? 

It does and you can use slime making to explore states of matter and its interactions. Find out more below…

Learn how to make slime fluffy with this easy shaving cream slime recipe

SHAVING CREAM SLIME RECIPE

We changed around this recipe just a tiny bit by switching out white PVA glue for clear PVA glue! Usually, we make out fluffy slime recipes with white glue but clear glue works well too!

If you don’t want to make a rainbow of shaving cream slime, pick 2-3 colors that go well with one another. Remember that eventually, the colors will mix.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 Cup of Clear PVA Glue
  • 3 Cups of Foaming Shaving Cream
  • 1/4-1/2 Tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1 Tbsp of Saline Solution (contains both sodium borate and boric acid as ingredients)
  • Food coloring

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HOW TO MAKE SLIME WITH SHAVING CREAM:

STEP 1:  Measure 3-4 heaping cups of shaving cream into a bowl.  You can also experiment with using less shaving cream for different textures!

shaving cream slime with clear Elmers glue

STEP 2: Now’s the time to add your color and mix into the shaving foam! Stir in 5 drops or so of your food coloring! We made 6 colors to represent the colors of the rainbow. Keep in mind the shaving cream will give your colors more of a pastel hue, but using clear glue helps them pop a bit more!

STEP 3:  Next, add a 1/2 cup of glue to the shaving cream and mix.

STEP 4:  Add 1/2 tsp of baking soda and mix.

mixing shaving cream slime

STEP 5:  Add 1 tablespoon of the saline solution (the slime activator) to the mixture and start whipping!  Once you get the mixture thoroughly whipped and incorporated, you can pull it out with your hands!

Start kneading your slime! It will appear stringy at first but just work it around with your hands and you will notice the consistency changes. 

shaving cream slime

SLIME TIP:   We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve it’s consistency. The trick with this slime is to put a few drops of the saline solution onto your hands before picking up the slime.   However, keep in mind that although adding more activator (saline solution) reduces the stickiness, but it will eventually create a stiffer slime.  You can always add but you can’t take away!

Rinse, and repeat to make all the rainbow colors!

You will love how easy and stretchy this shaving cream slime is to make, and play with too!  Once you have your desired slime consistency, time to have fun!  How big of a stretch can you get without the slime breaking?

strips of fluffy slime laid out on table in colors of rainbow

HOW DO YOU STORE 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 I have listed in my recommended slime supplies list.

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 and labels as seen here.

 

We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your rainbow slime with shaving cream! Make sure to go back and read the slime science above too!

 

Rainbow Slime with Fluffy Shaving Cream Slime That's Easy To Make With Kids

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!

 

EASY TO MAKE SHAVING CREAM SLIME!

Try more fun homemade slime recipes right here. Click on the link or on the image below.

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