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Slime is all the rage, again and we’re going to teach you how to make FLUFFY slime!
Fluffy slime is the best slime, according to our kids, nieces, nephews, and parents! Making slime makes a great homeschool activity for learning about chemistry and experimentation. It also makes a great travel toy, provided you don’t leave it stuck to the car seat.
Using Borax is not the best, though. We’ll give you the Borax free recipe for fluffy slime in this post. In the video, below, our daughter Hunter did use Borax, but all you have to do is substitute contact lens solution for the Borax to make it a Borax free recipe.
How to Make Fluffy Slime
Borax Free Fluffy Slime Recipe
To make fluffy slime, you will need the following ingredients and equipment.
- Mixing bowl
- Paper towels (to attempt to keep it clean)
- A large spoon that you can destroy, afterwards
- Elmer’s glue (doesn’t have to be Elmer’s; any white glue will work)
- Shaving cream (get the cheap stuff)
- Activator (Borax or contact lens solution)
- Food coloring (if you want to add some color to your fluffy slime)
Fortunately, exact measurements are not needed to make fluffy slime. It’s all about experimenting! Play around with the amounts of each ingredient to get the best fluffy slime, possible. Just be careful with the activator (Borax or contact lens solution)! Too much and you have a liquid, not semi-solid fluffy slime.
Just as a rough outline, though, start with about equal amounts of shaving cream and white glue. Stir up this mixture. Add food coloring, if you want colored fluffy slime.
Now, add your activator. If you choose to use Borax (not recommended, but has worked fine for our kids without incident), be sure to mix a small amount of Borax in warm water. DO NOT PUT THE BORAX DIRECTLY IN THE MIXTURE. Contact lens solution can just be added to the mix.
Mix the ingredients until the fluffy slime does not stick to the bowl. Voila! You have fluffy slime!