The slime craze has hit our house. We’ve made all kinds of slime recipes, both with Borax and without! Our latest version is the best fluffy slime ever, and we had so much fun making and playing with it.
My daughter even took it in a plastic bag to play with friends and it was the hit of their tween sleepover.
Because of the shaving cream, this fluffy slime has a nice scent and leaves your hands feeling soft and conditioned!
This might just be our favorite slime recipe yet!
THE ULTIMATE FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE
THE SCIENCE OF FLUFFY SLIME
Slime is made when boron mixes with the polymer chains in the glue, creating strong, but flexible bonds between the molecules. When you add shaving cream into the mix, you get a whole new element of fluffy slime fun! The shaving cream gives the slime a puffy texture, which is so fun to squeeze and stretch. My kids prefer fluffy slime to any other slime recipe! Since fluffy slime does contain borax, if you have a sensitivity to it, you may want to try our baking soda slime instead.
TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE A SUCCESS
If this is your first time making slime, you should follow along with our post on slime troubleshooting. Fluffy slime is not the easiest slime to make. Liquid laundry starch slime made with clear glue is the easiest slime recipe. When you add in shaving cream, the chemical balance is a little different and the tendency will be for the slime to be a bit stringy at first. There are ways to get around this, which I discuss in my slime troubleshooting post, but in general, if you work through the stringiness and your ratios are correct (as outlined below), then you will end up with perfectly fluffy slime and you won’t have to throw it out.
If you don’t want to waste a lot of ingredients, try mixing up a small batch first to make sure you won’t have to tweak it before you make the larger version. We always stock up on gallon sizes of glue and the large laundry starch just in case something goes wrong (but it almost always goes smoothly).
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST FLUFFY SLIME EVER
Follow these directions and you’ll have the best fluffy slime ever!
What you’ll need to make the best fluffy slime:
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Elmer’s Liquid School Glue, Premium Clear, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count – Great For Making SlimeFood Coloring Liqua-Gel – 6 Color Rainbow Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) BottlesPurex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 OunceOriginal Stationery Arts and Crafts Glitter Shake Jars, Extra Fine, 24 Multi color Set
- Barbasol white shaving cream
- Sta-Flo laundry starch
- Elmer’s school glue
- Measuring cup
- Large container
- Food coloring (this brand is what we use and it always works great!)
FLUFFY SLIME SAFETY TIPS
This fluffy slime is made with laundry starch, which does contain some Borax. If you would like a completely Borax-free slime, try this version! Some people have reported itchy skin after mixing shaving cream and laundry starch. However, using the Barbasol white shaving cream seems to lessen any potential reaction. However, if you notice your skin getting itchy or red after playing with this slime, stop immediately. Also remember, brand matter when making slime. Your results will vary if you substitute ingredients, and in some cases, slime might not form at all. Of special importance is the use of Elmer’s school glue for quality, stretchy slime.
MAKING YOUR BEST FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE
Add two, 4 ounce bottles of Elmer’s school glue to a large container. Add whatever food coloring you like. We used pink. We like using this brand of food coloring because it always produces bright colors. Mix.
Add one cup of shaving cream to the glue mixture and stir.
Add about half a cup of the laundry starch to the mixture and stir. It will start to form polymer chains almost immediately. When the first half of the starch is mixed in, add the second half and stir.
At first, it will be stringy, but after about three minutes of mixing, it will become a solid mass of fluffy slime and will no longer be sticky.
The slime is so soft and squish; it’s the best fluffy slime ever!
WATCH THIS VIDEO OF OUR BEST FLUFFY SLIME IN ACTION!
Find more slime recipes and sensory activities in The Superkids Activity Guide!