How to make fluffy slime recipe

If you have kids, you’ve probably heard about the slime craze, right?  There’s a slime recipe for fluffy, regular, rainbow, pretty much any kind you want to make!  So this is my version of how to make slime..How to make slime - a fluffy slime recipe to try out for a fun kids activity! from

I noticed videos popping up all over the place for slime and now it’s everywhere.  I went to go get the ingredients and there were huge gaps on the aisle where glue used to be (the main ingredient).  It’s going crazy! But it’s super simple to whip up and a fun activity to do with kids so I can see why it’s such a hit.

Fluffy Slime

There are tons of types of slime to make.  But I love fluffy slime.  It’s not only easy to make but I like the consistency.  It’s not as sticky as other slime recipes either.  You can make whatever color you want (simply add food coloring to change it).

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Here’s what you need to make your own fluffy slime:

How to make slime - a fluffy slime recipe to try out for a fun kids activity! (ingredients needed) from

I had a bunch of stuff on hand but I bought a few extra cans of shaving cream and some glitter.  I got out our old measuring cup and spatulas to use.  The awesome thing about this activity is that you can make it so many different ways and lots of different colors.

How to make slime:

  • Washable glue
  • Foam shaving cream
  • Saline Solution
  • Baking Soda
  • Baby Oil
  1. Add ½ c. glue into a bowl.
  2. Add color – just a few drops for a light color, or more for darker color.
  3. Stir to mix in the color.
  4. Add approximately 3-4 c. shaving cream into bowl.
  5. Stir in ¼ tsp baking soda.
  6. Add 1 TBSP saline solution and mix.
  7. Mix thoroughly and knead the mixture. This is when it turns into slime!
  8. Use a small amount of baby oil at the end to have the slime be less sticky!

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Fluffy slime recipe

Oh SLIME. Me and this stuff have a love hate/relationship. My kids love it though, so I’ve learned to accept it ;)

If you’ve ever wondered how to make fluffy slime, this recipe is seriously the best ever! We love it because it only takes 3 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make. My kids asked Alexa how to make it and this is the recipe it gave us. The kids love helping me make it and it entertains them for hours! It is so soft and squishy!


During our Spring break last week it was cold and rainy, so this was the perfect indoor activity for my kids to do. It’s actually less messy than my original slime recipe too (yay for less messes). It  holds together more which is great! My kids like this fluffy slime the best because it is squishier and can stretch further. The consistency is perfect.

How to make slime with 3 ingredients

Fluffy slime ingredients

For this slime you only need 3 simple ingredients (that you can probably find around your home). I love that this fluffy slime is made without borax. You can also add any color you’d like (or even mix them).

  • 1 (4-ounce) bottle Elmer’s white school glue
  • 2 Tablespoons contact saline solution (or liquid laundry detergent)
  • 1 – 2 cups shaving cream
  • Food coloring, optional

Fluffy slime ingredients

How to make fluffy slime

To get started place the glue in a plastic bowl. If you’re adding food coloring, add it now. Once it is your desired color add the saline solution and mix until combined. Then stir in 1-2 cups of shaving cream. The more you add the thicker it will be. The less you add the slimier it will be. We usually end up adding about 1 1/2 cups. Stir until you can no longer stir and then kneed it with your hand. It will be sticky at first, but keep moving it with your hands until it is no longer sticky and is the right consistency.

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We made our first batch of fluffy slime pink and then the next one purple. Then my daughter thought it would be fun to mix the two and I love how it turned out!

Fluffy slime recipe

To make this fluffy slime with more than one color, simply make another batch and then lay then right next to each other. Then stretch it out and twist it together so the colors swirl together. It will end up looking something like this.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Have fun and get creative with colors!

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How to make fluffy slime

Here’s what you’ll need to make 3 Ingredient Fluffy Slime:

1/2 cup of Elmer’s GLUE-ALL Glue (I think the GLUE-ALL kind works the best)

1  1/2 cups of shaving cream

2  1/2 TB of contact saline solution with boric acid (you may need a little more solution depending on the consistency of your slime)


  • Half a cup of washable PVA glue
  • 1 tablespoon of saline solution (commonly used for contact lenses)
  • Half a teaspoon of baking soda.
  • Three to four cups of shaving cream
  • Food colouring of your choice

The Best Fluffy Shaving Cream Slime Recipe

When I first started experimenting with slime recipes for my kids, I started with taste-safe edible slime recipes. That way if my then-two-year-old daughter tried to put any of it in her mouth, it wouldn’t be a big deal.


However, as my girls are both older now, I don’t have to worry about them trying to eat the slime. So we’ve begun to work some traditional slime recipes into our repertoire.

Every time we go to Target, the girls make a beeline for the “slime table.” (If you haven’t seen the slime table yet, it’s conveniently located near the door so kids are sure to spot it as soon as they walk in the store!) Because I love slime so much too, I’ll usually let each of them pick one new type of glue or slime-add in on our visits.

This shaving cream slime is a traditional fluffy slime recipe — our edible slimes are a blast, but sometimes you just want to sink your hands into a big heaping bowl of stretchy, fluffy slime!

This fluffy shaving cream slime is made with liquid starch and white glue, so you don’t need any fancy or hard-to-find ingredients. And it is so much fun to play with!

How to make the perfect fluffy shaving cream slime with liquid starch for hours of sensory play.

Fluffy Shaving Cream Slime Ingredients

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*If you don’t happen to have liquid starch on hand, you can also make fluffy slime with contact lens solution (though the ingredient amounts will be different). Click here to see my friend Jennifer’s famous contact solution fluffy slime recipe (she co-authored The Slime Book with me, so she knows her stuff!)

Slime Safety Tips

Slime is lots of fun and a wonderful sensory experience for kids! However, it’s important to make sure to follow all slime safety recommendations:

  • This slime is not edible. Please do not taste or eat.
  • Always supervise children when making and playing with any slime recipe.
  • As with many slime recipes, this involves a chemical reaction. Some ingredients may cause irritation to sensitive skin. Wash hands thoroughly after play.
  • Read this first: click here to read all of our tips to make slime safely.

For glue-free slime alternatives, check out our complete guide: How to Make Slime (without Glue or Borax)

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How to make Fluffy Slime

I am always amazed by the many uses of shaving cream. My kids absolutely love shaving cream painting so when I came across fluffy slime.. I knew we had to give it a try. You can learn how to make slime without borax here. Or you can see how to make shaving cream slime in this blog post.

Fluffy Slime Recipe

This recipe makes a good amount of fluffy slime that two kids can easily play with. As always please note that adult supervision is required.

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Fluffy Slime Ingredients

  • 3 cups foamy shaving cream
  • 1 cup Elmer’s PVA Glue
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Food Color
  • Slime activator – this can be Saline Solution (contact lens solution) or 1/2 a tsp of borax mixed in water. If using borax please note that you should NOT add all the borax mixture in. Just part of it. – Contact Solution/Saline.. Approximately 5 teaspoons.

There are many different variations of each slime. This is the version that we adapted to suit our own slime. Slime is a lot of trial and error. If one recipe doesn’t work, try another one.

This recipe worked wonderfully for us and the ingredients are fairly simple

Watch my kids make slime video above. They show you easy steps and an easy fluffy slime recipe that you can follow! Plus, if you have a child between the ages of 3-13 they can watch it too.

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Ultimate Slime #1 – Glitter Cloud Fluffy Slime

Fluffy slime ingredients with sparkly blue star glitter

This slime recipe was my favorite. It looks like a big ball of marshmallow fluff, but without the icky-sticky. We made a couple of batches of this one. One with pink glitter hearts and one with blue glitter stars. We are all about the pretty glitter in our house.

Supply List for Fluffy Slime:

  • White school glue (non-toxic)
  • Water
  • White fluffy shaving cream (sensitive skin formula, unscented preferred)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Liquid dish soap (clear, sensitive formula preferred)
  • Saline solution (sensitive eyes formula)

Exact amounts can be found at the bottom of this post.

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How to Make Fluffy Slime Step-by-Step:

  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the glue and water until smooth.
  • Fold in the shaving cream and glitter.
  • Slowly stir in the dish soap.
  • Add the saline solution and stir quickly.
  • Stir until the slime pulls together and pulls aways from the edges of the bowl.
  • Gather the fluffy slime in your hands and knead it until it firms up.
  • Add more saline solution if needed.

A big glob of fluffy white slime with pink heart glitter

Ultimate Slime #2 – Super-Stretchy Shiny Slime

My daughter said this version is her favorite slime of all time. This recipe makes a big stretchy batch of slime that you can pull and stretch for hours.

Big blog of purple slime with glitter

Supply List for Super-Stretchy Slime

  • White school glue (non-toxic)
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Lotion (unscented, sensitive skin formula)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Liquid dish soap (clear, sensitive formula preferred)
  • Saline solution (sensitive eyes formula)

Blue glitter stretchy slime being stretched

How to Make Super-Stretchy Slime Step-by-Step:

  • In a large plastic bowl, stir together the glue, baking soda until smooth.
  • Stir in the food coloring, lotion, glitter until combined.
  • Slowly add the liquid dish soap.
  • Add the saline solution a squirt or two at a time and stir quickly.
  • Gather the slime in your hands and knead and pull it like taffy.
  • Add more saline solution while kneading and stretching if needed.
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A turquoise blue knot of homemade stretchy slime

I have to admit, I had a lot more fun making slime than I thought I would. Such a fun activity with the kids that doesn’t involve the computer or a gadget, right?

Here are more tips from us to you on getting that perfect slime you are looking for:

  • Use warm water, it helps the ingredients come together better.
  • Don’t use very much food coloring. Just a little will give it a tint without staining your hands.
  • Do not combine the ingredients out of order, especially the saline solution.
  • To keep the slime fresh, store in an air-tight plastic container when not in use.
  • Feel free to experiment with different amounts.
  • There will be variations in the outcome of the slime based on the specific products you use.

Blue Slime

Making your own slime is perfect for:

  • Rainy + snowy days
  • Spring break + Fall Break activity
  • Sensory play idea
  • Science experiments
  • Birthday parties and sleepovers
  • Anytime your kids say “I’m bored.”

Containers of several colors of slime

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A large bundle of purple slime with glitter in it

  • 1/2 cup white school glue non-toxic
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3 cups white fluffy shaving cream sensitive skin formula
  • 1 tablespoon glitter optional
  • 1/4 cup liquid dish soap clear, sensitive formula
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons saline solution sensitive eye formula
  • 1 cup white school glue non-toxic
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 – 2 drops food coloring optional
  • 1 tablespoon glitter optional
  • 2 tablespoons lotion unscented, sensitive skin formula
  • 2 tablespoons liquid dish soap clear, sensitive formula
  • several squirts saline solution sensitive eye formula
  1. In a medium-sized plastic bowl, stir together the glue and water until smooth.

  2. Fold in the shaving cream and glitter until combined.

  3. Slowly stir in the dish soap.

  4. Quickly add the saline solution and stir quickly until the slime pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

  5. Gather the slime into your hands and knead for a minute or two until it firms up and no longer sticks to your hands. 

  1. In a large-sized plastic bowl, stir together the glue, baking soda and water until smooth.

    A large bundle of purple slime with glitter in it

  2. Add the lotion, food coloring and glitter and stir until well combined.

  3. Slowly stir in the dish soap.

  4. Squirt in several squirts of saline solution and stir quickly.

  5. When the slime starts to come together and pull away from the sides of the bowl, gather it in your hands. This slime is much stickier and stretchier than the fluffy version.

  6. Pull and knead the slime like taffy, working in more saline solution as you go until it is the desired consistency.

DO NOT EAT. This is not for internal consumption.

If you are unsure this is safe for your child, please consult a medical professional. 

Store in air-tight plastic container or plastic bag when not in use.

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