Looking for a super easy fluffy slime recipe? We’ve got a no-fail fluffy slime recipe that won’t let you down. Read on for details on how to make it yourself!
Four years ago, my friends and I started a co-op play school for our young toddlers. It quickly became known that if it was my turn to teach, there would be a sensory activity.
Usually it involved some sort of flubber-yes flubber- back before I knew the word “slime” was cool. I never intended to become the Mom with the easy fluffy slime recipe, but somehow I found myself passing around my recipe all the time.
When Jaymi asked me if I’d share my no-fail fluffy slime recipe with The Salty Mamas, I happily obliged. This recipe produces amazing, fluffy slime that your little one will want to play with for hours– and you might even have some fun too! I get my daughter in on the mixing, and she loves picking the colors and scents.
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Note: this recipe does involve borax. Borax is a naturally occurring compound that can be toxic in super large quantities, just like salt can be. When used properly it can be safe. Just follow the directions, don’t breathe it in heavily, and don’t let your kiddo eat it.
Okay But First…How Do I Keep My Kids from Making a Mess with Slime?
We hear you- slime strikes fear into the heart of many mamas. Figuring how to do slime without making a HUGE mess takes a little pre-teaching before you just release the kids to play.
Here are the rules we set out for slime:
- Slime stays at the table, on the activity mat. (Or any other non-carpety, non-fabricy surface you choose. We recommend against the kitchen floor, as one too many kids have sat in it when we’ve tried it.)
- Shirt sleeves rolled up!
- Long Hair goes in a ponytail.
- Slime does not go on any part of our body but our hands.
- Tell the parent when you’re done, so it can get put away correctly (and stay out of the hands of toddlers!)
Start by giving your kids just the teeniest little amount of slime you can get away with while they practice the rules. Then praise the heck out of them, and slowly increase the amount they’re allowed to have.
No Fail Fluffy Slime Recipe
Fluffly Slime Ingredients You’ll Need:
1 tablespoon of Borax
1 cup of hot water
1 cup of Elmer’s white glue (two 4oz bottles)
3 tablespoons of lotion
1/2 cup water
3-4 cups shaving cream (more for a week later if you want to make it extra fluffy again)
1 teaspoon of baking soda
Optional (but makes for extra fun):
5 drops of your favorite fragrance oil
Food Coloring or acrylic paint color of your choice
Step One- Add Your Base Ingredients
Step Two- Make Your Fluffy Slime
Slowly stir in the shaving cream until it forms a marshmallow-like texture.
Step Three- Mix it Up
Add in 2 1/2 tablespoons of the borax/water mixture one tablespoon at a time. The mixture will slowly bond together.
You might be tempted to add in more borax, but don’t! At this point you can add in more coloring until it reaches the desired shade, and fragrance oil (if your lotion was unscented)
Step Four- Knead for Extra Fluffy Slime
At this point you will want to take it out of the bowl. Stretch and knead it for about about five minutes. I usually let my kids do this part for some extra fun.
Step Five- Play with Your Fluffy Slime Recipe!
Now it’s time for all the fluffy slime fun! My kids enjoy playing with cookie cutters and other play-doh appropriate toys, but it’s fun just on its own as well.
Keep it away from the carpet and fabrics, and you’ll all enjoy this activity a LOT more. Happy sliming!
Look, we’re not EXACTLY sure why kids love slime as much as they do- but we do know that they absolutely love it. So mix up a batch of this no-fail fluffy slime with your kids, put down a mat, and enjoy alllll the time it takes up.
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