Like many of you, my girls just love making slime. I have several slime recipes on the blog (I’ll link them all at the bottom of this post) but one variation we have not yet made is fluffy slime!
This version of slime is fun because the magic ingredient is shaving cream- aka fun in a can- and it comes out a bit softer and a bit lighter than regular slime.
It is super simple to make and I came up with this version that is Borax free.
You only need four ingredients to whip this up and I bet your kids love it. Please note this recipe worked perfectly for me- I even did a video to show you exactly how it comes together- but note at the end of the day slime is still science. You may need to try a little more of this or that to make yours perfect.
The second note is that this recipe does require contact lens solution. I think some slime experiments fail because of the brand of solution- you do want to look for boric acid on the ingredients list. The Walmart brand solution (pictured below) for roughly $2.50 for two large containers works perfectly for me. I have heard good reviews from readers on the Target brand solution as well.
One last note- I tried to find unscented shaving cream but this is the only one available at my store. My children and I smell like a mixture of men’s aftershave and Pine Sol now so it is totally worth looking for the unscented if you can find it. 😉
Ready to make fluffy slime? Here goes!
- 7-8 oz Elmer's Glue (clear or school glue)- about 1 cup
- 1½ cups shaving cream
- Food Coloring (optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons contact solution
- Add glue to a container
- Mix food coloring and baking soda- stir well
- Add shaving cream and stir well. Consistency is very loose.
- Add 1 tablespoon contact solution and stir well- if the mixture is quite sticky add one more tablespoon and mix well.
- The mixture should be fluffy and fun and not sticky.
- Store in an air tight container or bag.
You can see from my video below my slime is super sticky after putting in the first tablespoon of saline solution but more mixing and a bit more contact solution solves that problem.
Also I made this recipe several times before posting and used clear glue and regular school glue from Elmer’s randomly and both worked equally well. I think I prefer the clear because the colors come out a bit more vivid but really it doesn’t matter.
If you decide to make this please come back and let us know what you think!
And a few other slime recipes you might enjoy: