While the web is loaded with DIY slime recipes of all sorts, I hope to save you some time and a big mess with this tried and true recipe for an easy DIY fluffy slime that doesn’t stick.
This slime is pretty much made of the same ingredients as the basic slime I shared a few weeks ago, with the addition of one ingredient. I’ve made this with my children and played with it myself.
This is my favorite way to make slime because it is a great consistency that will not leave you with a sticky mess.
Why Make DIY Fluffy Slime with Kids
- Sensory play: Playing with slime provides a unique sensory experience that can engage kids’ curiosity and creativity.
- Science experiment: Kids can learn about the properties of different materials and how they react when mixed.
- Fine motor skills: Playing with slime can help kids develop their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they stretch, twist, and shape the slime.
- Stress relief: The tactile experience of playing with slime has a calming effect, which can help kids cope with stress.
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What You Need to Make Fluffy Slime
Fluffy Slime Instructions
- Add 3 1/2 cups of shaving cream to a large bowl.
- Mix in 1/2 cup of glue.
- Add a few drops of food coloring (optional).
- Mix in 1/2 tsp of baking soda.
- Add 1 Tbl of saline solution.
- Stir thoroughly.
Add a few drops of the saline solution, then knead with your hands.
The saline solution is what prevents the slime from sticking. If you experience that your slime is sticky, then add a little more of the solution.
You should end up with fluffy slime that is stretchy and flexible but not sticky.
- 1/2 cup of glue
- 3 1/2 shaving cream
- 1 tbsp saline solution
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Food Coloring (optional)
1. In a large bowl, add 3 1/2 cups of shaving cream.
2. Mix in 1/2 cup of glue until the shaving cream and glue are thoroughly combined.
3. Add a few drops of food coloring to the mixture if you want to add color to your slime.
4. Mix in 1/2 tsp of baking soda to the mixture.
5. Add 1 Tbl of saline solution to the mixture and stir it thoroughly.
6. Once the mixture is well combined. Add a few drops of the saline solution, then knead with your hands. The saline solution is what prevents the slime from sticking. If you experience that your slime is sticky, then add a little more of the solution. You should end up with fluffy slime that is stretchy and flexible but not sticky.
Overall, making fluffy slime is a fun and entertaining activity for kids that can also offer some educational and developmental benefits.
The next time you need a quick and easy activity to keep your little ones busy, try making some colorful, fluffy slime together!