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How to Make Fluffy Slime

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This slime recipe is a follow up to our original Super Simple Slime recipe.

We decided to up the slime skills and try making Fluffy Slime. Just as easy, just needs a few extra ingredients.

What you’ll need

  • Borax (found in the cleaning aisle of the supermarket and about 5 bucks) ** Please be aware that borax is a cleaning chemical and requires ADULT SUPERVISION** In small quantities it’s safe BUT it’s not to be left unsupervised!
  • Craft Glue. We used white craft PVA glue from Kmart. $4
  • Water
  • Shaving cream
  • Cornstarch
  • Foaming hand wash
  • Moisturiser (whatever you’ve got lying around)
  • 1 large cup
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • Food colouring
  • Air tight containers to store

Tips to remember……vinegar dissolves slime, toothpaste removes food colouring from hands.

How to make it

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of borax with 1 cup of warm water. Stir stir stir until it’s dissolved and then put aside.
  2. In the other bowl add 1/2 cup of glue, 1/2 cup shaving cream, 1/2 cup foaming handwash, 1 tsp cornstarch and a couple pumps of moisturiser. Stir
  3. Add your food colouring. Stir again
  4. 1 tsp at a time mix in the borax mixture and stir. You’ll need to experiment with how much you need for your perfect slime consistency, but we found around 3-4 tsp worked well.
  5. You’ll notice almost straight away that your mixture starts to become sticky and slimy. When it’s at the point you can take it out of the bowl with your hands start kneading and folding your slime until it’s nice and stretchy. Add more borax if it’s too sticky. Add a tiny bit of plain water if it’s too tough.

And there you have it! Fluffy, stretchy SLIME! Store it in an airtight container and it’ll last a while too.

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Roxy

Mum of 3, 5 year old girl named Winnie, baby Ziggy Belle and one 4 legged sausage dog called Frank David. I work from home 4 days a week with my own graphic design business and love watching this little community of Kids in Adelaide-ers grow

7 Comments

  1. Sad Slimeless Family

    11/03/2018 at 1:15 PM

    We tried this recipe twice, it doesn’t work. Tried adding lots of borax and corn flour when it was too runny (I really think dissolving 3-4 tsps in 1 cup of water is way too much water). Now we feel bad we’re adding mountains of crap slime to land fill…

    • Roxy

      Roxy

      11/03/2018 at 3:50 PM

      Hi guys. That’s strange because we only just made it again the other day and it worked for us again no dramas. I am no expert BUT I do think the brands that you use can make a difference and I have also found that sometimes you need to add a bit more of one thing on particular days. Maybe the temperature of the water, or the brand of glue makes a difference.
      Half the fun is experimenting until you get your perfect combo.

    • Roxy

      Roxy

      11/03/2018 at 3:55 PM

      By the way, we only added about 3-4 tsps of the water/borax solution to our mixture. Not the full cup of water. Was that maybe the problem?

    • Chloe

      07/04/2018 at 5:41 PM

      My grandma and I tried this recipe and it did not work, tried some variations in differing quantities and it did not work.

  2. Kathryn

    30/03/2018 at 2:16 PM

    Awesome slime recipe. I’ve heard of many failed recipes but this one worked first go and an awesome texture

  3. Andrea

    05/05/2018 at 10:43 AM

    We made this recipe and it worked out great! We just kept slowly adding the borax and water until it was right.
    I wonder if those who said it was way too running just tipped the foaming soap in rather than pumping it in fluffy? I think this would make a difference.

    • Andrea

      05/05/2018 at 11:22 AM

      We just made it a second time. This time we used more glue and a little less shaving cream and foaming soap. It seems that the more glue you use, the less borax mixture you need. Plus I also think that a little more moisturizer makes it stretchier.
      This slime recipe is a total WINNER!! My slime obsessed sons love it (and we’ve tried loads of recipes!). This is the BEST WE’VE FOUND! Thank you so much. 😃😃👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🤗🤗

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