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Fairy Slime : How to make Fluffy Fairy Slime

After many slime experiments, I am always trying to find a way to kick up the fun of your slime recipes. This slime that we named Fairy Slime, is not only fun to play with but also fun to make. If you have not made fluffy slime, you will first need to do that. I am going to walk you through the steps of the fluffy slime recipe and then onto how you make it fairy!

Fairy Slime

Fairy Slime: Make Fluffy Fairy slime with glue, starch, and this secret ingredient to make magically appearing rainbows from fairies!

Fluffy Fairy Slime Ingredients

To get started, you still need the traditional slime ingredients. For us, that is a Gallon of Elmer’s Glue, Liquid Starch, a colorant if you want it to have color (I prefer Wilton’s Food Coloring) and for this, the additive that makes fluffy slime work, extra moisturizing shaving cream. Here is a list of items you will need for your fluffy slime recipe. This fluffy slime is made with liquid starch. I have found that its EASY to reproduce whereas slime with borax as the thickening agent can go badly quickly and leave you with a hard rock of slime. Do not wonder what went wrong- just use liquid starch.


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  •  I always use GALLON SIZED GLUE. Tiny bottles do not produce a lot of slime and this is an 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
  • Food coloring – I use Wilton’s Color Right for the best and brightest results if you prefer this to have color instead of white

Elmer's School Glue, Washable, 1 GallonElmer’s School Glue, Washable, 1 GallonPurex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 OuncePurex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 OunceWilton Color Right Performance Color System, 601-6200Wilton Color Right Performance Color System, 601-6200


In addition to the fluffy slime ingredients, you will also need  multi-colored Non-Pareils

Wilton 710-4065 Rainbow Nonpareils Food Decorative, 7.5-OunceWilton 710-4065 Rainbow Nonpareils Food Decorative, 


How to make Fairy Slime

Note that while this looks good enough to eat and contains food decorative, this is NOT a food and cannot be eaten! Its simply a science experiment!

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Fairy Slime: how to make fluffy fairy slime and magically appearing rainbows

  1. As I have explained in other slime recipes, making slime isn’t an exact science, but understanding the basics can get you on the road of a good base and you can adjust it easily to make your perfect slime. When making fluffy slime, you absolutely want a LOT of glue. I suggested getting the gallon glue and I mean it. I start with about 2 cups of glue per color so its nice and thick. Then add your colorant. The Wilton’s colorant makes it super bright and after testing hoards of food dyes, while it cost more than some, I have found it works the best.
  2. Now spray in about a 1 cup worth of cheap shaving cream. Do not use the gel kind, just the good old fashioned dollar poof shaving cream. Mix these three items together. You will notice your glue puff up like puffy paint. Incidentally, this is how you make puff paint for other art projects. But you are not done yet!
  3. Now add your liquid starch. I wing this part, but I would start with about 1/4th-1/3rd cup and stir together. The slime will form almost immediately. Then you can take out and knead. Dip back in starch if its not hard enough. Do this for every color! Done!
  4. Need to see this in person? I have a video on my Facebook page that walks you through it.

NOTE: ADDING WHITE SHAVING CREAM WILL DILUTE YOUR COLORING- YOU MAY NEED TO ADD MORE IF YOU WANT IT BRIGHTER.

Let’s make it Fairy Slime~

After your slime is made, you sprinkle your nonpareils onto your slime and let sit for about 20 seconds. The sitting of the sprinkles allows them to melt into the slime just a little bit. Then put your hands under the slime and pull. Rainbows will appear!! Gorgeous! The colorant from the sprinkles gets off onto the slime and will eventually fold into it so keep a big jar of these round sprinkles on hand so you can keep making more and more rainbows. This is a FUN way to play with slime and create an entirely new experience.

This technique also works in the Rainbow Explosion Clear Slime Tutorial! Its SO COOL!

Fairy Slime: how to make fluffy fairy slime and magically appearing rainbows

Fairy Slime: how to make fluffy fairy slime and magically appearing rainbows

Fairy Slime: how to make fluffy fairy slime and magically appearing rainbows

Fairy Slime: how to make fluffy fairy slime and magically appearing rainbowsFairy Slime: Make Fluffy Fairy slime with glue, starch, and this secret ingredient to make magically appearing rainbows from fairies! Fairy Slime: how to make fluffy fairy slime and magically appearing rainbows

Love fairy play? Check out Jennifer’s Fairy Dust Play Dough!

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