Six balls of fluffy slime

Fluffy slime recipe

With its unique texture and fun-to-play nature, fluffy slime is a fascinating substance that provides both entertainment and sensory stimulation. If you haven’t introduced your child to fluffy slime yet, it’s high time you did! Unlike regular slime, it has a soft, airy texture, much like a marshmallow, making it more exciting to touch, squish, and stretch.

But what is it exactly that makes fluffy slime different from other types of tactile play substances such as playdough, cloud dough, or traditional slime? While all of these substances provide sensory experiences and foster creativity, fluffy slime stands out in terms of its texture and mouldability.

Fluffy slime, as the name suggests, is puffier than ordinary slime due to the addition of shaving cream. The shaving cream introduces millions of tiny air bubbles into the slime, making it lighter and fluffier. This unique texture not only adds a whole new dimension to the play experience but also encourages exploration of the senses in a slightly different way to playdough or traditional slime.

Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe for fluffy slime. Remember, it’s not edible, and while it’s safe to handle, it should not be eaten. Supervise younger children while they’re playing with it to ensure they don’t ingest any.

Homemade fluffy slime

What you’ll need:

120 ml white PVA glue
120 ml shaving cream (not gel)
120 ml foaming hand soap
480-720 ml foam shaving cream (for fluffiness)
2-3 drops food colouring (optional)
5 ml bicarbonate of soda
15-30 ml contact lens solution (containing boric acid and sodium borate)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the white PVA glue and the shaving cream. Stir until they’re well combined.
  2. Add in the foaming hand soap and continue to stir. This adds extra fluffiness to your slime and gives it a pleasant smell.
  3. If you want to color your slime, add in the food coloring now and stir until the color is evenly distributed.
  4. Sprinkle the baking soda into the mixture and mix well.
  5. Gradually add in the contact lens solution, a little bit at a time, and stir. You’ll see the mixture start to come together and form a blob.
  6. Once the slime starts to come away from the sides of the bowl, you can start kneading it with your hands. It might be a bit sticky at first, but keep kneading and squishing it until it reaches the desired consistency. If it’s still too sticky, add a little more contact lens solution.
  7. And voila! You have made your fluffy slime. Enjoy squishing, stretching, and playing!

Remember, like all play substances, it’s a good idea to store your fluffy slime in an airtight container when it’s not in use to keep it fresh for as long as possible.

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