Ultimate Fluffy Slime: 3 ingredients to a perfectly fun and poofy slime
By now you are well aware of the slime craze and either you are on board and ready to make tons of fun slime or are all…ok, sell me on how awesome slime is please. As a parent I get that can be messy and some parents do not like to deal with mess. Uncool parents. Kidding, kidding.
I find that when i dive into fun projects like this ultimate fluffy slime that I can even find myself playing alone. I actually made this slime without the help of my kids and a good thing too because with a batch this large, it was insanely messy.
But easy. Here is the thing, people fine slime to be a difficult project. I, myself, find it easy but there are a few tips to make this project go perfect for you every time. If you take the time to read this article, you will have no fail fluffy slime that will make you happy.
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First things first. You need a few supplies. Supplies are important in every craft project and being prepared is half the battle. I buy all my supplies on amazon for a few reasons. One, finding this stuff, while not uncommon materials, can be super hard. Glue is in a shortage everywhere due to kids making slime! Liquid starch is also not at every store. I also have done some experiments and the colorant I listed below is hands down the best for projects where you want some color pop.
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.
- 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 (OPTIONAL) I use Wilton’s Color Right for the best and brightest results if you prefer this to have color instead of white
- Shaving Cream
Ultimate Fluffy Slime Instructions
Now lets make it! Fluffy slime is actually (in my opinion) the easiest slime you can make. Because of the shaving cream, its almost a no fail. The first thing you need to do is start with glue. Pour approx 2 cups of glue into a bowl. You do not need to measure this…just wing it.
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.
Add a few drops of your coloring and stir. You can make this any color you want so feel free to get creative. To make the slime as shown in this article, you will need 3-4 separate batches of colored slime to mix.
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 unsticking. 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.
Once you have all of your slime, combine in a deep bowl and play! You can see me playing with this slime on my instagram account here.
Pretty isn’t it!
See how slime is made in this helpful video
Check out some other fun slimes before you go! Click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.