We love making fluffy slime! It’s relatively easy to make, even with younger kids, and it tends to smell pretty good if you can find the right shaving foam. This has become a favorite at our birthday parties and Girl Scout badge workshops (Home Scientist badge)!

Materials for Fluffy Slime

You need the following ingredients to make your fluffy slime:

  • White glue
  • Baking soda
  • Shaving foam – We really like the “Summertime” scented foam from Target
  • Food coloring
  • Saline solution or contact lens solution – Make sure it has boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredients

Equipment

You will also need these items:

  • Large bowl – This recipe makes a 3-4 cups of slime, so plan accordingly
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Popsicle stick or spoon – We’ll call this the “stirring stick”

Procedure

Push up your sleeves, and remove any jewelry from your hands and wrists. Now it’s time to make the slime!

  1. Pour ½ cup of glue to the bowl. When making this with a large group, I usually figure out the measurement in a plastic cup, and then pour that much glue into enough cups to give each person their own plastic cup with ½ cup of glue.
  2. Now add about 3 cups of shaving cream to the bowl. You can measure this with cups, or just eyeball it. With a large group, you’ll want to eyeball it!
  3. Add a 2-4 drops of food coloring and mix with the stirring stick. If you want a more vibrant color, you can add more food coloring.
  4. Mix in ¼ teaspoon of baking soda.
  5. Now for the magic! Add 1 tablespoon of saline solution and stir. The mixture should start to clump up.
  6. Once the mixture is really sticking to your stirring stick, remove the stick and start using your hands to knead the mixture. If it’s still really sticky, add a little bit of saline solution. Just be careful, because too much saline solution will give you rubbery slime.
  7. Enjoy the slime! You can place it in a gallon bag, and it will last for a few days, but it will eventually become less fluffy as the air from the foam dissipates.
Kids making fluffy slime
Fluffy slime is fun, but it can get messy, so plan accordingly!

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