Fluffy Slime Recipe

Have you tried making fluffy slime yet? This one is a must try! The texture is so fun to play with. Kids will love stretching and squishing this fluffy slime. And we have to say, we think this is the best fluffy slime recipe you will try.

RELATED: Unicorn Slime

We made this recipe with unicorn colors – pink, teal and purple. We love how colorful and pretty it looks too! And if you want a sparkly unicorn slime be sure to see this unicorn slime recipe. It’s our #1 slime recipe on our site!

Fluffy Slime Recipe

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What is Fluffy Slime? 

Fluffy slime is really just regular slime made with shaving cream added. The amount of shaving cream you add will change the texture and consistency of the slime. The more you add, the “fluffier” it will be. If you just want it to be a little fluffy, then this recipe will walk you through how much shaving cream to use. The fun part about making slime is experimenting with different amounts to see how the slime forms.

If you want to make sure your slime turns out – be sure to read the instructions carefully. The type of contact lens solution you need and glue is very important! Substituting these ingredients for other brands may result in your slime not working.

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Fluffy Slime Recipe

If you’re looking for a general slime recipe, our base slime recipe can be found here:  How to Make Slime With Contact Solution. We like to use contact lens solution instead of pure borax in our slime recipes. We recommend you try this basic recipe to start if you haven’t made slime before. It is easier to make than fluffy slime and will give you an idea on how much you need to knead and work the slime for it to form.

Fluffy slime is a lot of fun for kids to play with – we do recommend adult supervision for young kids and that adults should make the slime. See more safety tips at the bottom of this post.

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Once you have your fluffy slime made, have fun stretching and squishing it. Fluffy slime will leave indentations when you press on it which regular slime won’t do as easily. It’s a bit harder to stretch as it gives a fluffy consistency instead.

How Long Does Slime Last?

The fluffiness will only last a day. So if you do plan on storing it for future use, just note that the shaving cream settles and the next day it won’t be as fluffy. You can still continue to play with it after the first day but it will turn into a consistency more like regular slime.  Store in an air tight container and it should last at least 1 week.

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Fluffy Slime Ingredients

If you want a large batch – triple the below recipe. Or make 3 batches with 3 different colors like we did and turn your slime into Unicorn Fluffy Slime!

Per batch: 

2/3 cup of Elmer’s White Glue – we like to buy this gallon size of white glue as it’s a lot cheaper and you can continue to use it to make more batches.

Note: we made this with Elmer’s white glue. Do not substitute with other glue as the make-up may not be the same and the recipe may not work

1 TSP Baking Soda

1/4 Cup Water

2-3 cups Shaving Cream – the more shaving cream you add, the fluffier it will be

1.5 Tablespoons Contact Lens Solution –  *Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime. We like this brand the best.

SEE: How to Make Slime With Contact Solution for more tips making slime with contact lens solution. There’s also more information on what boric acid is.

Liquid Food Coloringthis set comes with all kinds of vibrant pinks, purples and blues.

How to Make Fluffy Slime

1. Add your white glue to a bowl.

White Glue for Fluffy Slime

2.  Add you water and baking soda and then mix.

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3. Add your shaving cream and mix.

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4. Add your food coloring until you are satisfied with the color. Mix.

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5. Now slowly add in your contact solution.

**Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime. If slime does not form it is typically due to the contact lens solution not having these ingredients. Check your label and see the recommended brand above in our ingredient list.

We like to add in 1 tablespoon, knead for 5 minutes and then add in the 1/2 tablespoon after kneading for some time. The slime will be very sticky when you’re kneading – and that’s normal!

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The first tablespoon you add will let you start to knead it. And the last 1/2 tablespoon will bring the stickiness down and it shouldn’t be sticking as much to your hands.

Note- fluffy slime is MESSY when you’re making it. It is normal that it will stick to your hands as you’re kneading.

If you find it still too sticky – add some baby oil or lotion to your hands. You can also add in more contact lens solution if you still find it too sticky. Just a little bit at a time. We like to add an extra teaspoon at a time until it stops sticking. If you add too much the slime may become too hard and won’t be as stretchy to play with.

Now repeat the above recipe for each color you’d like to make. Note: Once you mix the colors together they will eventually mix into one color like play dough does. So you can keep them separately or mix and see what happens! If you make all 3 colors it may turn to gray so if you want to end up with purple just mix the pink and purple together.

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Watch the full tutorial video here before you get started!

Now you’re done and you can play with it! The slime will keep for at least a week in an air tight container. As mentioned above, you’ll lose the fluffiness factor after the first day, but it is still fun to play with!

Slime Safety & Precautions

Note: this recipe does not contain borax. However, it is still considered a science experiment and safety precautions should still be made when creating slime. By making this slime, you agree to our site terms which you can read here.

  • Adults should handle any chemicals and products
  • Adults should make the slime
  • Always read and follow the labels of products used. If contact lens solution is accidentally ingested, seek medical attention immediately.
  • This project is not suitable for children under 4.
  • Slime should not be placed in the mouth. After playing with the slime, you should thoroughly wash your hands.

Print off the full slime recipe here: 

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Fluffy Slime Recipe

Fluffy Slime Recipe Without Borax Made with Shaving Cream

Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cup White Elmer's Glue
  • 1 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2-3 Cups Shaving Cream
  • 1.5 TBSP Contact Lens Solution **Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime.
  • Liquid Food Coloring

Instructions

  1. Add your white glue to a bowl.

  2. Add you water and baking soda and then mix.

  3. Add your shaving cream and mix. The more shaving cream you add, the fluffier it will be. You may need to add more contact lens solution if you make it with 3 cups. 

  4. Add your food coloring until you are satisfied with the color. Mix.

  5. Now slowly add in your contact solution. 

    **Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime. We like this brand the best.

    We like to add in 1 tablespoon, knead for 5 minutes and then add in the 1/2 tablespoon after kneading for some time. The slime will be very sticky when you're kneading - and that's normal!

  6. If you find it still too sticky - add some baby oil or lotion to your hands. You can also add in more contact lens solution if you still find it too sticky. Just a little bit at a time. We like to add an extra teaspoon at a time until it stops sticking. If you add too much the slime may become too hard and won't be as stretchy to play with.

See these other fun slime recipes!

Unicorn Glitter Slime – this is so fun and pretty!

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Galaxy Slime – fun to learn about galaxies and mix up some slime for sensory play!

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62 thoughts on “Fluffy Slime Recipe

  1. My daughter and I make fluffy slime all the time similar to this recipe and ours lasts quite a long time, I’d say the first batch we made was probably a month ago and is still as good as the day we made it. 🙂

  2. We made this slime today for my daughters birthday party…it went over really well, all the girls said it was the best ever!!! I’m not sure if anyone else has commented on this but I found one can of Barbasol shave cream made 7 batches exactly with using 2 cups per recipe. Thanks!!

  3. Made this today with my son and it worked perfectly! We used glow in the dark Elmer’s glue and it still worked amazing and glows great. Thanks!

  4. We still can’t get the slime to thicken. We have added another cup of shaving foam so now 4 cups but the consistency is still far from stretchy. Any suggestions please.

    1. Michele, adding more shaving cream will only make the slime more “fluffy”. If it is not turning into slime then it could be an issue with your brand of glue or contact lens solution. Are you using the brands we recommend above?

      1. Ok. We are using “Lens Plus” OcuPure lens solution. Our glue is not “Elmers Glue” but something similar. We can’t get Elmers here in Kenya. Perhaps that is the problem.

  5. Blue and pink make purple. Purple, blue and pink make purple. It will turn purple. If you don’t have an even amount it will still turn purple. Just different shades

    1. Did anyone see the brand name of the Contact Lens Solution? It says it is the best brand, but I don’t see the name.

  6. Hi! Made this as directed, it was super sticky after kneading so I added 1/2tsp extra solution, now it’s almost too liquidy and as if the shaving cream is separating. Any tips on what I can add to save it?

  7. Hi there. My daughter is super excited to make this with friends at her unicorn birthday party this weekend. Can you tell me where you found the unscented shaving cream and/or what brand you used? We’ve been to 4 stores and looked online but can’t find it anywhere. Thanks!!

    1. Hi Dawn – the unscented is actually not required but recommended as shaving cream tends to smell very overpowering. I will update the recipe so it’s not confusing. If you can’t find unscented that’s ok you can just use regular shaving cream. We have made it with Barbasol before. Hope that helps!

    1. We recommend mixing as much as you can with a spoon first. You will get some food coloring on your hands when kneading but after it’s made it shouldn’t be too much. Be sure to protect your surfaces though. You can also make it without food coloring too and just have it be white.

    1. Emily – we link to our recommended brand from Amazon above. 🙂 You can also find it at Walmart or any other drug store in the health & beauty aisle (it’s for cleaning contact lenses). Just make sure it has boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredients.

  8. We tried the blue, pink, and purple colors and after the kids played with it for a couple of minutes the colors just blended into gray. I’m assuming this is supposed to happen after you start playing with it? Or should I have done it differently to make it swirled together?

    1. It’s normal for the colors to mix together but in this case when ours mixed they turned purple! Perhaps you had a lot more blue and pink that caused the gray color? Whenever you do make more than one color after mixing and playing together they will form into one color. You can play around with just purple and pink next time and it should turn purple in the end. 🙂

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