DIY Fluffy Slime
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What’s more fun than regular slime? Big fat fluffy slime! And you can DIY fluffy slime SO easily. I wasn’t a believer until my sweet girl convinced me to try it. She’s watched enough YouTube videos of fluffy slime at this point that I consider her a bit of a slime expert.
This stuff does not disappoint. The texture is like rubbery, puffy heaven. So for kids (and adults) playing with it and working it in your hands is a great stress relieving activity. This stuff is a sensory processing wonderland.
Plus, the recipe isn’t that much harder than regular slime (only 2 extra ingredients) so you’re not committing yourself to a huge project. Yes, it’s messy. But if that bothers you – simply make it outside. Your kids will thank you!
The recipe below makes a big amount of slime so works great for small groups of kids. If you don’t want to make this much, simply half the recipe. But don’t be skimpy on the quantity because more slime = more fun.
3/4 tsp Borax
1/4 Cup hot water
2 Tbsp saline solution
2 Cups white glue
1 Cup water
8 Cups shaving cream
What Else You’ll Need
Measuring Spoons and Cups
Small Bowl or Pyrex
2 Stir Sticks (one for each container)
Step 1 – Mix Borax and Hot Water
The first step is to mix the 1/4 Cup hot water and 3/4 tsp Borax together in the small bowl. The Borax dissolves better in hot water, but it will dissolve in room temperature water if you don’t want to bother heating water. It’ll take a little more stirring. Make sure there are no Borax granules before you move on to step 2.
Step 2 – Add Saline Solution
Next, add the 2 Tbsp saline solution to the Borax/water mixture. Stir and set aside.
Step 3 – Mix Glue and Water
In the large bowl, mix 2 Cups of glue with 1 Cup of water. Room temperature water is fine for this step. Mix until thoroughly combined. It’ll look like runny glue.
Step 4 – Add Mix-ins
Before you mix the two solutions together – add any mix-ins you want. Glitter is fun and so are styrofoam beads. I will warn you that once styrofoam beads are opened – they become a static electric nightmare. So do this step yourself (and save yourself the endless vacuuming that results from letting a six year old open the bag – ha!)
You can add mix-ins later, but it’s much easier to spread them evenly throughout the mixture at this stage.
Step 5 – Add Shaving Cream
Now, in the large bowl – add 8 Cups of shaving cream to the glue/water mixture. It’s going to be A LOT. Don’t worry – it shrinks a bit when you’re stirring it all together.
Step 6 – Mix Both Solutions Together
Now you’re ready for the BEST PART! Pour the smaller container into the larger container and stir, stir, stir!! The reaction that creates the slime will occur right away.
Don’t be alarmed if there is some remaining liquid. If you desire, you can just knead it in. The more you knead, the more will be absorbed. It’s super fun.
The slime can be snapped apart so you can see the air bubbles!
The slime will lose some of it’s fluffy texture after a few days. But it’s still fun to play with. Also, it should be stored in an airtight container for maximum durability. If left out, it will dry out.
Now go play with that big, beautiful slime!!