In this home, we really love our slime. What’s not to love? So much so, we’ve even made rechargeable glow in the dark slime, galactic slime for our star gazing nights, and even used it to create cute lil’ slime monsters as part of the take away gifts for Parker-Grace’s Monster Bash birthday party. So I’m always trying to cook up or be on the lookout for some variations from the original recipe.
So when I got whiff of the fluffy slime a while back, I wanted in. But right before the craze took over, there wasn’t a whole lot of recipe’s available. All I knew was that shaving cream was the magic ingredient.So I grabbed s big bottle of shaving cream and got to experimenting.
And my goodness, did this one pay off…The texture of this one is truly therapeutic – like you’re mushing up a huge marshmallow,but without the sticky mess….It’s deeply satisfying to play with,and I’d like to think it’s another version of popping bubble wrap. Swear! Just try it!
Now, just like the original,it’s super easy. All you’re adding to it is the shaving cream. So if you’re not familiar with the original recipe,let’s get to it:
All you will need:
- 1 tsp Borax
1 cup hot water (to dissolve the borax quicker)
- 1 cup water (half a cup will also be fine)
- 1 cup Wood or ponal Glue
- 3-4 cups of shaving cream
- 2 x mixing bowls
1. In one bowl, add 1 teaspoon borax to hot water and mix well. Not all of it will dissolve, but get as much dissolived as possible.
2. In another bowl, pour 1 cup glue.
3. Add 1/2 cup water to glue (ie. half as much water as there is glue. It’s a 1:2 measurement here.) Mix well. (Can use 1:1 but will be less fluffy and more like original slime.)
4. (Optional) Add food colouring if you’d like at this point. Just as few drops of gel colour as needed. We liked ours white though.
5. Now add your shaving cream. Fold in well.
5. Now SLOWLY add your borax solution to your glue mixture: Add it teaspoon by teaspoon. Mix well in between. you’ll note it’ll start to look stringy and sticky.
6. Slowly mix well being sure not to add too much borax solution. Keep mixing to ensure the glue absorbs all the borax solution you poured in. Once it sticks together and no longer sticks to side of bowl it should be ready.
Even if sill a bit sticky, start to use yor hands to knead and play with it to ensure its properly mixed.
Slime is ready when it no longer sticks, and is super stretchy.
And there you go! The perfect sensory toy, great for texture exploring or even just to keep the imagination and creativity going. Parker-Grace uses it in play WITH her other toys. Also great for fine motor skills play or just because it’s super fun – slime is winning!
Oh, and if you’re not so sure about the “how to” given here and need more instruction, or maybe it’s too sticky or you just prefer to follow a recipe from a video, check out our fluffy slime YouTube DIY over here….done by none other than our 6 year old, Morgan-Lee! Completely unscripted and such a natural.
In fact, please do me a huge favour and check it out anyway! I love her style – totally unscripted and cute! And if you’re feeling it, maybe leave a comment or subscribe! 😉 Thanks, you’re such an awesome human being.
Also please tell me how your slime turned out. Sometimes, even though its super easy, for some it takes a few tries. I’ll gladly help if need be.
Enjoy guys!!! X