Slime recipe for non-sticky and easy Fluffy Slime : Cosmic Star Fluffy Slime . Create perfect diy slime every time with this recipe. Printed version below so you can take your slime recipe with you to go play.
Barring any snow days (last year we had NINE!), we have 60 more days of school. I don’t usually have the days-till-the-end-of-school counted out this far (that usually starts mid-April), but my kids came to me yesterday, asking what we could plan to make for their end-of-school store. The school store is a place for the kids to bring homemade wares to sell, also using their “scholar dollars” earned throughout the year to purchased other kids’ product. All three had the same idea: Individual cups of slime. My 5th grader wanted Pink, my 4th grader wanted Blue, and my 2nd grader wanted glow-in-the dark. Naturally, they wanted to start right then. But it was 6:30am (Satan’s Hour), so they’ll have to wait until Saturday. Or May…
My kids and I love making all kinds of slime, but it doesn’t have to end just with the fun goop that we all know as slime. Adding toys, glitter, and sprinkles bring your slime to life, creating a fully fun sensory play experience that makes everyone from your smallest to your tallest grin.
Even the dads love making slime! Of course my favorite slime is rainbow slime, but it is all super fun! I’m not exaggerating when I say it is an addicting activity and experiment. Once you’ve made it perfectly, you’ll want to try other colors, other additives, and other ingredients. Who knows, if you make all of our different slime recipes, maybe you’ll be able to share my opinion that liquid starch is the easiest way to make slime!
OK, without further ado (and ramblings on my part), I give to you the DIY Easy Slime Recipe! This slime is stretchy, fluffy, and a sensory dream! Enjoy!!
NOTE BEFORE WE GET STARTED: When it comes to slime, please know that it is a science project first and foremost. For this reason, we have chosen not to make edible slime. Household items pose a threat to young kids simply by looking similar to things they love. Windex looks like a refreshing blue raspberry drink, Pinesol looks like a tasty apple juice, etc. Other household items, namely a certain laundry detergent that comes in “pod” form, don’t look similar to harmless items, but seem to make their way into mouths all over college campuses across America. To minimize the hazard of the wrong type of slime making its way into young (and potentially older, apparently) mouths, we’ve chosen to forgo edible slime.
Futhermore, slime shouldn’t be made for tiny children, or kids that tend to put things in their mouths. Maybe goop or dyed spaghetti is better for the littles. At the end of the day, learning how to make slime is a fun project, but also one that you should create with caution.
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Slime Recipe Ingredients
First things first: You need a few supplies and ingredients for slime recipes. While having correct supplies is important for every craft project, having adequate quantities of said supplies is imperative. Finding some of this stuff, while not uncommon, can be super hard, so being prepared for this slime recipe is half the battle. I buy all my supplies, in bulk, on amazon for a few reasons.
Glue is in a shortage everywhere due to kids making slime! Helpful hints: Buying the Gallon size white glue (school glue) will ensure you have enough for more than one project. You can definitely make it with the school-size bottles, but you’re going to use them up quickly. Buy your white glue in bulk! Also, hardware stores have been known to stock this in bulk– who knew?! Liquid starch is also not at every store, so consider buying it here. Lastly, I have done some experimenting over the years and this is the colouring I like best, hands down the perfect, most vibrant colors for projects where you want some color pop.
Many of the most popular slime recipes online use ingredients like: laundry detergent, foam soap, hand lotion, saline solution (either referred to as contact lens solution or simply contact solution), boric acid, corn starch, water, and either a borax powder or a borax solution. While I am not against using borax in slime, I do not like the added powder-to-liquid step, nor the hassle of borax. Hence this slime without borax recipe.
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To get started, you still need the traditional slime ingredients
For us, that is a Gallon of Elmer’s Glue, Liquid Starch, a colorant or traditional food color, if you want it to have color (what kid doesn’t want a funky color?) (I prefer Wilton’s Food Coloring) and for this recipe, the additive that makes fluffy slime work: extra moisturizing shaving cream.
If you want to make it clear, try this clear glue slime recipe instead.
Here is a list of items you will need for your fluffy slime recipe. This fluffy slime recipe is made with liquid starch.
- I always use GALLON SIZED GLUE. Tiny bottles do not produce a lot of slime and this is an extremely addicting project. Go ahead and get the gallon size. You cannot find this in stores.
- Liquid Starch – This can be impossible to find, so also better to grab online. I have lucked out finding this in dollar stores before, but it is always better to be safe than sorry.
- Food coloring (OPTIONAL) I use Wilton’s Color Right food coloring for the best and brightest results- a lot of colorants can thin out your slime, but this one does not.
- Shaving Cream
- Stars : to create this and the shooting star slime, you will need Star Sprinkles
Easy Slime Recipe
Now lets make it! Fluffy slime is actually (in my opinion) the easiest slime recipe you can make.
Because of the shaving cream, its almost a no fail. Dare I say, “foolproof?” You be the judge.
To get going, you need to start with glue. Pour approximately 2 cups of glue into a mixing bowl. You do not need to measure this…just wing it. As much glue as you pour in is about as much slime as you will get returned. Helpful hint: Slime is not something you can reliably have an exact measurement for; it is a by look and feel type of craft. As you continue to make it, you’ll eventually come to understand the look, feel, and consistency that you prefer. Like many things, the more you do it, the better you’ll become.
If you want a large quantity of slime produced from this recipe, I suggest you make a few small batches and then combine, versus over pouring. You will have mixing problems otherwise.
Add a few drops of your food coloring (if you so choose) and stir to mix.
Once your slime is colored, it is time to add the liquid starch. Tip: Spray starch is not the same thing, please use liquid.
Pour in approx 2-3 tablespoons full of starch and stir. The glue will start to form immediately. Stir in the bowl for a few minutes to get it all mixed up and then take out the goop and begin kneading between your hands, passing back and forth, really mixing the ingredients between your fingers. Knead on either parchment paper, a glass plate, or vinyl, but not paper. It will stick to paper!
Here is the tip: If the slime is sticking to your fingers, it doesn’t have enough starch.
Either dip your slime back into the bowl and mix more starch (if there is some left in there) or pour a little bit more into the glue mixture little by little till it starts un-sticking. The entire process can take about 5 minutes. Its easier to add more starch than add more glue, so its better to start with less starch and add. Remember: Too much starch= rock, too much glue= goopy mess.
The reason there are no hard measurements is because most people make varying sizes of slime batches, so you will need to find the exact ratio.
Now add your star sprinkles.
Wait about 30 seconds so they can absorb into your slime and then enjoy playing!
Slime recipe that teaches you how to make homemade slime that kids will love, great DIY science experiment and top easy slime recipe, cosmic star slime
- GALLON SIZED GLUE
- Liquid Starch
- Food coloring OPTIONAL I use Wilton’s Color Right for the best and brightest results
- Shaving Cream
- Star Sprinkles
To get going, you need to start with glue. Pour approx 2 cups of glue into a bowl. You do not need to measure this…just wing it. As much glue as you pour is about as much slime as you will get returned. IF you want a lot of slime like in this recipe, I suggest you make a few small batches and then combine versus over pouring. You will have mixing problems otherwise.
Spray in about 1 cup of white foamed shaving cream and mix the glue and shaving cream together.
Add a few drops of your coloring and stir.
Once your slime is colored, its time to add the liquid starch. Spray starch is not the same thing, please use liquid. Pour in approx 2-3 tablespoons full of starch and stir. The glue will start to form immediately. Stir for a few minutes to get it all mixed up and then take out the goop and begin kneading between your hands, passing back and forth.
Here is the tip: If the slime is sticking to your fingers, it doesn’t have enough starch. Either dip your slime back into the bowl and mix more starch (if there is some left in there) or pour a little bit more into the glue mixture little by little till it starts un-sticking. The entire process can take about 5 minutes. Its easier to add more starch than add more glue, so its better to start with less starch and add. The reason there are no hard measurements is because most people make varying sizes of slime batches, so you will need to find the exact ratio.
Now add your star sprinkles. Wait about 30 seconds so they can absorb and then enjoy playing!
** Add a bit of liquid starch if its too sticky and it will remove the stickiness. Typically the shaving cream makes it fluffy and easy to play, making this the best slime recipe of all!
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Just click on slime images to be taken to a new, fun recipe idea that will inspire you to have fun! Do not forget to visit saline solution fluffy slime as well, if you want something borax and starch free.
Shooting star slime (below) is so cool too and a different experience on yellow vs purple.
See how slime is made in this helpful quick video. Sometimes it helps to see steps, instead of just reading about them.
If you are still having trouble, talk to me and see some of the stages! Check it out~