Learn how to make fluffy slime with borax and you'll have an engaging activity that's simple to make in less than 10 minutes! Plus, this fluffy slime recipe can easily be adjusted to make double or triple the amount with a variety of colors.
You've probably seen fluffy slime for awhile now. It's a HUGE hit amongst kids. But you might have been wondering… how do you make fluffy slime?
I've got the answer and luckily – the answer is pretty simple! Fluffy slime requires just a few ingredients and very little time to make. This quick project is a great way to entertain kids of all ages. Even big kids at heart can have a ton of fun making fluffy slime.
This fluffy slime recipe is made with one color, but you can easily change it up with multiple colors! You can also make multiple batches and combine them together to have a tie-dye effect in your fluffy slime.
Ingredients to Make Fluffy Slime
- 3 Cups Hot Water
- 3 Tbsp Borax
- 1 1/2 Cup Glue
- 1/2 Cup Water
- Approximately 4 Cups borax
- 3 Tbsp Contact Solution
- Food Coloring or Craft Paint
Don't want to buy all of the ingredients separately? You can try this Slime Kit on Amazon and add in the rest of the ingredients if you already have them!
How to Make DIY Fluffy Slime
- Combine your hot water and borax to make the borax mixture. Mix it until the water is clear and set aside.
- In a big bowl, add glue and 1/2 cup of water. Mix thoroughly.
- Add in the shaving cream. (It doesn't have to be exactly four cups – you can eyeball it!)
- Add in the food coloring (A few drops or more, depending on how deep you want the color for the fluffy slime.
- Using a silicone spatula, stir everything in the bowl until it's mixed together and then mix in the contact solution.
- Add in the borax mixture 1-2 tablespoons at a time, stirring after. Continue doing this until the fluffy slime is no longer sticking to the sides of the bowl.
- Have fun playing!
Be sure to properly dilute the Borax mixture when using. If you have sensitive skin or cuts, we'd recommend using a rubber spatula to avoid the potential irritants when mixing the fluffy slime.
We recommend adults make the fluffy slime and adult supervision is recommended when kids are playing with the slime. After playing with the slime, it is recommended to wash your hands.
Fluffy Slime FAQs
How long does the fluffy slime stay fluffy?
The fluffy slime will be fluffy for about a day or so. After that, it will somewhat settle into a shiny and super stretchy slime.
How do I store the fluffy slime?
Store in an airtight container in between uses.
Why add borax to the fluffy slime recipe?
We covered how to make fluffy slime with borax, but we didn't cover why you add borax to the mixture. Here's why:
Glue has flexible molecules in it called polymers. These polymers are long flexible chains of repeating molecules that aren't connected to each other. By adding borax, these chains are linked together and are unable to move as easily. When enough of the polymer molecules are connected in the right way, the solution goes from liquid to rubbery to fluffy slime as you mix it.
What do you need to make fluffy slime… fluffy?
Wondering how to make slime fluffy? Shaving cream is the answer!
When shaving cream is added to the slime ingredients, it adds volume/fluff to the slime. The more shaving cream you add, the fluffier the slime will be. This is a great way to experiment with kids to see how the consistency changes when you add more or less shaving cream.
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