Allow me to introduce you to the “Best Slime Recipe Ever” (according to my 5 year old)!
I run lots of science workshops for kids, and I have made countless batches of slime. So many that I’ve started getting a little bored with my original slime recipe, and I’ve been looking for something a bit different to show the kids. When I came across a recipe for ‘fluffy slime’ in a post by Little Bin For Little Hands, I couldn’t wait to try it out.
This slime is awesome! It’s got a lovely fluffy texture and is super-fun to play with. It changes as you play, going from super-sticky to stretchy to putty-like, so it’s really interesting to experiment with. Even better, it’s easy to clean up, as it just rolls off once it’s become tacky. And best of all, it doesn’t use a lot of glue or any borax powder, which is great when there’s a slime-induced shortage of these things!
Take, a look, and see how much fun this stuff is to play with! The recipe is just below the video.
Fluffy Slime Recipe
3/4 cup shaving foam
1/2 cup PVA glue (Elmer’s glue)
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1 tbs saline solution (contact lens solution)*
A few drops of food colouring
* Must contain ‘boric acid’ in order for the slime to work, so check the ingredients
- Scoop 3/4 cup of shaving foam into a bowl.
- Stir in a few drops of food colouring.
- Stir in 1/2 cup glue and 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda.
- Stir in 1 tbs of saline solution. At this point the mixture will start turning in to slime.
- Get your hands in there! You can knead it in the bowl, or turn it onto a plastic mat to knead.
We had great fun stretching, punching, poking and even burying plastic toys in the fluffy slime. Once it has reached it’s final tacky stage it was really easy to clean off toys, hands and bowls.
When you’re all slimed out, store it in a ziplock bag, ready to play with another day.
Want some more easy experiment ideas? Check out my Science Experiment Party Kit, with experiment instructions, supply lists plus bonus science themed printables.