Looking for a fun variation on the super simple slime recipe? Try this awesome fluffy slime recipe for extra big amounts of sensory playtime fun!
Earlier this year I published our Easy UK Slime Recipe which I was thrilled to have finally made with the kids and we have since made lots of variations, including this Galaxy Slime version, which was fun!
I heard that adding shaving cream to the usual recipe would increase the volume of the slime and make it super fluffy to play with. Well, we had to experiment with that idea right away of course!
What we discovered was that it didn’t really matter how much shaving cream you add, it still works fine. Indeed, the more you add the bigger and better it gets!
Fluffy slime recipe
Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda in US)
Contact Lens Solution (there are various types of this so if you click the link to the one we used you will find it works perfectly! If you can’t choose this one, make sure the one you buy contains boric acid in the ingredients list. It may also be described as a “buffered solution.” It simply won’t work without it.)
Gel food colouring (weirdly, we found liquid food colouring altered the recipe and stopped it working!)
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Into a clean bowl add 1 cup of the PVA glue and 1 teaspoon of the Bicarbonate of Soda. Mix them together.
If you want to add colouring this is the best time to do it. Dip a matchstick or skewer into gel food colouring to pick up a blob, then mix it into the glue and bicarb mixture until it has fully integrated.
Next add 1 tablespoon of contact lens solution and mix with a spoon until it starts to come away from the edges of the bowl with a stringy consistency, and clumps together.
At this point add anywhere between 1-4 cups of shaving cream to the mix and keep on mixing until it becomes as fluffy and wonderful as your heart’s desire! You could even add more than this but then I think you would also want to add another few drops of the contact lens solution to balance it out and keep it super stretchy too.
The good thing about making slime is that it doesn’t have to be too exact to still work, so there’s definite room for experimentation here!
We coloured our fluffy slime recipe with pink food colouring and a huge heap of fine pink glitter too which added a little extra WOW!
They really enjoyed the size and fluffiness of this and of course all wanted to have their own batches in their favourite colours too!
Just like the basic slime recipe, this fluffy slime recipe is SUPER stretchy, as Miss 5 demonstrates beautifully in these photos!
It felt wonderful to plunge our hands into and, sheer delight-OH-delight, to make squelchy rude noises with as well! (HUGE hilarity!)
Having never made slime before earlier this year I will gladly say this is now in my absolute Top 10 favourite Sensory Play Ideas and is also wonderful for Fine Motor Skills development too. It doesn’t quite match play dough yet, not yet at least, but has many wonderful benefits for sure!
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