Kids Will Love This Safe and Easy Homemade Slime Recipe!

5 Non-Toxic Slime Recipes to Make With Your Kids This Spring

Kids Will Love This Safe and Easy Homemade Slime Recipe!

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Are your kids dying to make slime, but are you too worried about what it's made ? Here are five natural, non-toxic slime recipes for kids of all ages.

Are your kids dying to make slime? You might be hesitant to get involved with a slime project since traditional slime recipe include ingredients that don’t fit with a non-toxic lifestyle.

Luckily, there are now plenty of natural, non-toxic slime recipes out there—and even better, they are easy recipes!

More: 6 Homemade Playdough Recipes

Making slime is a fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) activity. It’s a simple way to introduce children to science concepts polymers and molecules. It’s also a hands-on activity where the end result provides safe and kid-friendly entertainment. 

Here are five of our favorite natural and non-toxic slime recipes: 

DIY Non-Toxic Fluffy Slime Recipe


  • School glue
  • Shaving cream
  • Contact lens solution
  • Food coloring (optional)


Edible Slime from Starburst Candy


  • 1 bag of Starburst candy
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cornstarch


From the Teach Beside Me blog:

  • Gather materials. You will want a couple of small glass bowls and a pot of water to cook on the stove (or a microwave). Divide the Starburst candies by color and unwrap. Place each color into a small glass bowl.
  • Mix ¼ c. powdered sugar with ¼ c. cornstarch.
  • Boil a pot of water and place the glass bowl into the pot to melt the Starburst candies. (Making it a double boiler). Stir regularly to prevent burning. Once melted, remove from heat. You can also do it in the microwave for 2 – 30 second increments, stirring in between.
  • Turn onto a surface dusted with the cornstarch and powdered sugar mixture. Wait about five minutes until cooled. It can burn you at this point, so REALLY be careful!
  • Knead the melted candy with the powdered sugar mixture. Be sure to pull it and stretch it as you knead to let a lot of air into it. This will help it to be less sticky and more stretchy.

One-Ingredient Slime


  • Psyllium husk powder (or just buy Metamucil or orange slime that only involves one ingredient besides water)
  • Americolor Soft Gel Paste Food Color
  • Water


From the Fun Littles blog:

  • In a really large microwave safe bowl add 1 tablespoon of fiber supplement. Add your favorite food color and then mix in 1 cup of water. Give it a good whisk and place in the microwave for about 5 minutes. But do not walk away. The supplement will rise up so it is very important to use a large bowl so that the concoction does not bubble up and spill over. Check after 3 minutes, if it bubbles over, pause the microwave and then restart it. After 5 minutes, it will be snake skin.

Edible Marshmallow Slime


  • 1 Bag of Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/4- 1/3 c. Coconut Oil or any vegetable oil -add more to make it less sticky
  • 1/2 c. Powdered Sugar
  • Rainbow Sprinkles or Edible Glitter Stars– optional but fun! We added 1-2 Tbsp.


From the Teach Beside Me blog:

  • Pour the whole bag of marshmallows into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stop. Then repeat. Two times was enough for our marshmallows to be entirely melted.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and 1/4 c. of oil. Mix well.
  • Let it cool for about 15 minutes. Coat your hands in some of the remaining oil and mix by hand. It will be really sticky, but you can continue adding a little oil until it can be held and played with without sticking entirely.
  • Mix in 2-3 Tablespoons of rainbow sprinkles.

Borax-Free Baking Soda Slime


  • Baking soda
  • Food coloring
  • Elmer’s clear glue
  • Glitter


From the Schooling a Monkey blog:

  • Mix 1/4 of a cup of baking soda into two cups of warm water and set aside.
  • In a second bowl, mix 5 ounces of Elmer’s clear glue (it must be the clear glue) and your chosen color.
  • Pour the glue mixture into the bowl of baking soda water.
  • The slime will start to form little balls in the water. Fish these out, and you’ve got slime.

You can feel good about all of these slime recipes thanks to their safe and non-toxic ingredients. More importantly, your child will love the fun of science and end up with a product that she can play with and feel proud of!

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7 Safe, Borax-Free Slime Recipes

Kids Will Love This Safe and Easy Homemade Slime Recipe!

Slime is here to stay. As an easy-to-make craft that keeps kids occupied, it's no wonder slime recipes are breaking the internet.

But many parents are concerned about some of the ingredients in typical slime recipes — namely, borax.

If you're looking for safe slime recipes without borax, you're in luck, because there are as many different ways to make gooey, sticky, stretchy slime that are both kid friendly and parent approved.

In 2017, Romper reported on an incident where an 11-year-old girl was hospitalized for third degree burns on her hands after making a slime recipe using borax. Parents everywhere are rightfully concerned about the safety of the ingredients in their kids' slime.

Although borax can be found in many common household items, including soap, it can be fatal if it is ingested. In fact, as little as 5 grams can be fatal for a child, according to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

So most parents, especially those with younger kids who are notorious for putting things in their mouths, aren't willing to take the risk.

Luckily, there are plenty of slime recipes that you can make with your kids that contain completely safe ingredients. Some of these recipes are even edible (hello, Nutella slime) and all of them are made with safe, touchable ingredients that won't harm your children's skin.

There are plenty of slime recipes that you can make with your kids that contain completely safe ingredients. Courtesy of Elmer's Glue.

Elmer's gave Romper a worry-free recipe for traditional, colored slime. It's a classic recipe that is simple and quick.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of contact solution
  • 1 fluid ounce of Elmer’s White School Glue
  • Your choice of food coloring

Here's how it's done:

  1. Find a bowl, cup, or plate to mix your slime in.
  2. Pour out the entire contents of a 4 ounce bottle of Elmer’s White School Glue into the bowl.
  3. Add 1⁄2 tablespoon of baking soda and mix.
  4. After mixing, add your choice of food coloring.
  5. Mix and/or add more food coloring until you achieve the color you want.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of contact solution.
  7. Mix until slime forms and it begins to get harder to mix.
  8. Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands.
  9. If needed, add 1⁄4 tablespoon contact solution to make the slime less sticky.

Want a slime your kid can play with and eat, too? Nutella makes the perfect base for this slime recipe. It's incredibly simple, too: just Nutella and marshmallows. Per the recipe, use three marshmallows for every tablespoon of Nutella, soften the marshmallows by popping them in the microwave, then add the Nutella.

Let cool and enjoy! (And, of course, no one is going to judge you if a spoon or two of Nutella “accidentally” ends up in your mouth instead of in the slime.)

This recipe for slime has only two ingredients — cornstarch and dish soap. If you're trying to avoid soaps altogether, you can use just cornstarch and water for a similar effect.

While this particular recipe uses purple food coloring, feel free to mix it up! Any color will do, so let your little slime-obsessed mini-me decide which color slime they'll to make. In fact, they can be the “big kid” in charge of dropping in the food coloring.

For a slime recipe that is both 7-year-old approved and 100% safe, try this edible slime recipe from Sophia and her mom.

“Sophia loves making slime,” her mom says. “All day, she would if she could, watch videos.” And, I mean, can we blame her? Especially when it includes “golden syrup” that you can eat afterwards. (And if the ritual of making the slime isn't soothing enough, Sophia and her mom's accents will definitely give you The Great British Baking Show calming vibes.)

For a sparkly alternative to Elmer's traditional slime recipe, swap out the regular glue for glitter glue. Courtesy of Elmer's Glue

For a safe and sparkly alternative to Elmer's traditional slime recipe, swap out the regular glue for glitter glue and follow the recipe below:

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoon of contact solution
  • 1 fluid ounces of Elmer’s Glitter Glue

Here's how it's done:

  1. Find a bowl, cup, or plate to mix your slime in.
  2. Pour out the entire contents of a 6 ounce bottle of Elmer’s Glitter Glue into the bowl.
  3. Add 1⁄2 tablespoon of baking soda and mix.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of contact solution.
  5. Mix until slime forms and it begins to get harder to mix.
  6. Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands.
  7. If needed, add 1⁄4 tablespoon contact solution to make the slime less sticky.

Using potato starch, food coloring, water, and sugar, you can make cotton candy slime that is stretchy and safe to eat.

This recipe does require you heat up the mixture over a stove, so parental involvement will be required. But what a perfect excuse to do some hands-on bonding in the kitchen (that won't result in you ordering take-out for the third time this week).

Made with only three ingredients — glue, baking soda and saline solution — this transparent slime is a fun twist on typical slime recipes that's as easy to follow as it is to enjoy. (The entire tutorial is a whopping 4 minutes and 10 seconds, if that gives you any idea of just how simple this slime recipe is!)

This article was originally published on April 7, 2017


Toddler Safe Halloween Glitter Slime Recipe • Freutcake

Kids Will Love This Safe and Easy Homemade Slime Recipe!

Over the weekend we made a Toddler Safe Halloween Glitter Slime Recipe that is fast, easy, and so much fun to play with! This slime recipe only has 3 Ingredients and no Borax so it’s worry free for kids and parents. Once the slime is mixed it’s virtually mess-free so it’s great for sensory play, preschool, or kindergarten classrooms. Here’s how we made it…

This Toddler Safe Halloween Glitter Slime Recipe only has 3-Ingredients but we added in chunky glitter, sequins, and googly eyeballs for fun.

I will say that the more you mix in, the firmer your slime becomes, so just be aware of that when letting toddlers add mix-ins as they can be heavy handed with the glitter! The full recipe is posted at the end with measurements etc, but to get started, here are the ingredients we used:

Glue: either glow-in-the-dark or glitter glue. We made a batch with each! 
Glitter:this is a fun pack of glitter! I was able to find Halloween themed colors and shapes of chunky glitter at Target.

Googly Eyeballs: here’s a great pack for slime making.
Baking Soda
Contact Lens Solution: You must use a contact lens solution that contains boric acid or your slime will not form. Here’s the brand I use.

Large Mixing Bowls

Rubber Spatulas

Glitter Slime

To make the glitter adding process a bit “cleaner” I portioned out a small amount of each color into paper cups. This way the twins could reach in and add a pinch at a time. Also, using chunky glitter and sequins is key with toddlers! Fine glitter would have been a disaster but this was fairly easy to clean up. 

Steps for Making Glitter Slime

STEP 1: Squeeze out one entire 6oz bottle of glue into a large mixing bowl. You will need to help toddlers with this step to get as much glue the bottle as possible! 

STEP 2: Add in 1/2 Tablespoon of baking soda and mix to combine. 

STEP 3: Mix in any glitter, sequins or googly eyeballs you want! It’s important to mix in the glitter before you add in the contact lens solution or it will harder to mix in. 

Let toddlers choose their favorite glitter, sequins, or googly eyeballs to mix in. This was the twin’s favorite part of the process! 

It also took the longest as they kept going back for another pinch of glitter. At this point, just embrase the mess. HA!

STEP 4: Add in 1 1/2 Tablespoons of contact lens solution and keep mixing until the slime activates and firms up. You might want to start with 1 Tablespoon of solution first and keep mixing. If it needs to firm up a bit more at the additional 1/2 Tablespoon. 

STEP 5: Get your hands in there and kneed it! The slime will become firmer and firmer as your toddler plays with it. 

At this point, you can take away the bowls and let them stretch, poke and play. 

Stretch it long, fold it, and poke it. This Toddler Safe Halloween Glitter Slime Recipe is so much fun to play with. We ended up making three batches by the day’s end and stored them in ziplock bags when we were done playing. 

Cleaning up Slime

I rolled the twins sleeves up while we mixed the glue and made the slime but inevitably, it still got on their clothes. The good news, all of it washed off in the laundry! Because there is no food coloring in this slime recipe, nothing stained and the glue was washable. No stained hands or clothes with this recipe which is just another reason to love it. Happy slime making!

  • 6 oz bottle of glitter glue or glow in the dark glue
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon – 1 1/2 Tablespoons contact lens solution (containing boric acid)
  • Mix ins: glitter, sequins, googly eyes optional but fun! See post for details.
  1. In a mixing bowl squeeze out entire bottle of glue.
  2. Mix in baking soda and any glitter etc.
  3. Mix in contact lens solution (start with 1 Tablespoon) and stir until slime begins to come together.
  4. Use hands to knead slime until it's firm.

See blog post for step by step notes and tips as well as ingredient info.


3-Ingredient SAFE Puffy Slime Recipe

Kids Will Love This Safe and Easy Homemade Slime Recipe!

It’s FINALLY getting warm here! To celebrate the other weekend we made PUFFY slime. My 12 year old daughter LOVES making slime!! I know there have been problems with kids getting burned by slime made with Borax.

My friend told me about a slime recipe she makes that doesn’t use borax, so we gave it a try. I guess making slime is all the rage right now because all of the stores we went to were sold Elmer’s Glue. Another friend let me know a slime-making secret – you can buy Elmer’s Glue by the GALLON on Amazon.

It’s so much cheaper and think of ALL of the slime your kids can make with that much glue!! HAHA!

I loved how EASY it is to make. I also loved that it was warm enough for the kids to go outside and play with the slime LOL!

It’s a really fun activity to make with the kids. My kids are old enough that I let them go crazy making it while I painted and worked on my bedroom makeover. And BTW – my bedroom makeover REVEAL is coming up TOMORROW!!! I am so excited to show it to YOU!

Here’s how to make 3-Ingredient SAFE Puffy Slime:


(this makes a big batch)

  • 2 2/3 cups Elmer’s White School Glue (you can also use clear glue)
  • 2/3 cup liquid starch (use Sta-Flo starch, we tried another kind and it did NOT work)
  • 2 cups shaving cream


It’s pretty straight-forward, put the ingredients in a big bowl and stir. The shaving cream makes the slime fluffier. Also, you can add food coloring to get different colors. We divided our batch into four bowls and added different colors of food coloring to get different colors of slime.

Another tip – if you add too much liquid starch to your slime it gets a little stiff. If this happens, just add a little water – a tablespoon at a time, until the slime puffs up again.

You can also add glitter.

If you make your slime with clear glue it makes it translucent instead of opaque.

Don’t let different color slimes touch because they will combine together easily.

Slime = hours of fun!!

We put our slime in jars with air-tight lids. This keeps your slime wet so it doesn’t dry out. You can also put your slime in zip-lock bags to keep it fresh.

There you go!! You can buy everything off of Amazon and it will magically arrive on your doorstep!

Make some slime this summer!!

And be sure to check out my sister Ashley’s Slime Party on Modern Glam!!

Also – if you are looking for a few other ideas to do with your kids this summer, here are a couple of our favorites!

Make DIY Giant Bubbles with YOUR Kids

Free Lemonade Stand Printables 

Make a PVC Summer Cabana 

Family Summer Bucket List Printables

Make a Summer Reading Tent 

Are YOU getting excited for Summer? 

What are YOU excited to do with YOUR kids? 



30 Slime Recipes Your Kids will Love

Kids Will Love This Safe and Easy Homemade Slime Recipe!

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Slime, slime, slime – for kids it’s all about making slime right now (and who has the best slime recipe). Slime is one of those trends in the past couple of years that I can totally get on board with. Plus, it keeps kids from saying, “I’m Bored.”

I love getting my boys to be creative with me (which can be really hard at times). But what kid would turn down a chance to make slime? We had to delay making slime in our house because, to be honest, my youngest would have eaten it.

Since Jack is a little more trust-worthy these days, we decided it was finally time to get slimed. I went to Pinterest to find the best recipes. Thankfully I found some toddler-safe edible slime is safe for when my child inevitably decides to taste it.

Since we’ve started making slime, we have found that Amazon has some great options for slime ingredients. I am surprised at how hard it can be to find the ingredients at times!

Here are our favorite Slime Ingredients from Amazon.

(You don’t need all of these. It just depends on the recipe from below that you select.). As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Are you in the market for a new slime recipe? Beat boredom with a new slime recipe. Check out these 30 must-try slime recipes. You won’t be disappointed.

Looking for some more slime recipes? I have 30 MORE amazingly easy slime recipes your kids will love!

30 Slime Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Fluffy Slime from Momdot (she has some amazing slime recipes)

This fluffy slime has such a different texture than the traditional slime recipes. You’ll notice Momdot’s name a lot in this post because she’s a master slime maker.

DIY Candy’s Play-Doh Slime

Play-Doh is already such a kid-friendly fun material. DIY Candy uses it to create an extra special slime.

Ocean Slime from Schooling a Monkey

This slime is so much fun. My boys would love to put their sea creatures in this slime to play.

Kindercraze’s Mess Free Glitter Slime (that’s safe for kids)

Finding a kid-safe slime is so important. Un some of the other recipes, this one is free of borax. It actually uses a surprise secret ingredient that eye would have never guessed (and yes, I said eye instead of I for a reason…)

Bubble Slime from Mom Luck

Who knew?? You can make a slime that kids can blow bubbles into. I bet these would be a lot of fun to pop.

Clear Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands

This is one of those slimes that would be fun to add a bunch of little things into because would really be able to see any additives.

Butter Slime from Tater Tots & Jello

I know, it sounds crazy right? But this slime really is made with butter.

Galaxy Slime from Two-Daloo

This is one of the prettiest slimes I have seen. I love how the shades of blue mix together.

Nutella Slime from Aira Tran

I know a lot of people that would love to make nutella slime. It’s amazing how nutella can be the base of a slime recipe.

Birthday Cake Slime from Mom Luck

This slime would make the most perfect party favor for a child’s birthday. You could even use it as an activity at the party.

Homemade Slime (Just Two Ingredients) from Hip2Save

Hip2Save definitely got the color of Slimmer correct. This is such an easy and quick re

As the Bunny Hops Beauty and the Beast Slime

What Beauty and the Beast loving child wouldn’t this slime? When I saw this slime, I immediately thought of Belle.

Left Brain Craft Brain’s Heat Sensitive Color Changing Slime

How this slime works is a little above my head. I can’t imagine the surprised looks my boys would have on their faces when they see the slime change colors in their hands.

Glow in the Dark Slime from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Of all of the slimes, I think this one would my boys’ favorite. They love things that glow in the dark. They could really get creative playing with this slime.

Little Bins for Little Hand’s Floam Slime

Do you remember when floam came out when we were younger? I remember how excited I was to purchase some. Now, you can make your own floam.

Edible Unicorn Slime by Well Done (via My Recipes)

Edible slime can be so much fun for children. They can play safely with the slime and if they happen to taste a little, they won’t get sick. I love the colors of this slime.

Galaxy Slime from The Imagination Tree

Galaxy Slime is this world (see what I did there? Man, I am not funny).

The Farm Girl Gab’s Pirate’s Booty Slime

This slime is so creative. It would be so much fun to read a pirate themed book and create this slime to go with it as a little reading extension.

Edible Gummy Bear Slime from Kid’s in the Kitchen

My boys would love getting to melt gummy bears. I can imagine the giggles now. Edible slime is a great option for little ones.

Rainbow Slime from Momdot

Could this slime be any prettier? It’s so colorful and fun. If you couldn’t tell yet, Momdot is the queen of slime recipes.

Sensory Slime Sand from Momdot

The added sand changes the sensory experience of this slime (which is a great thing – children need all sorts of sensory inputs).

Soda Slime from One Savvy Mom

This slime recipe looks so much fun. I bet it smells fruity, too. How many of you have  cabinet with some left over drink packets? This would be a great way to use them up.

Growing a Jeweled Rose’s Snow Slime

I love snow and I love winter. This slime definitely has me missing winter. I also that it’s free of any sort of coloring or dye which means I don’t have to worry about staining.

My Frugal Adventures Unicorn Slime

Unicorn slime fits the color of this recipe perfectly. The colors and glitter create a magical slime.

Edible Chocolate Slime from Teach Beside Me

I love how Karyn uses household baking ingredients to make this slime. She’s not kidding when she says it’s edible. It’s made with completely edible ingredients. I imagine it ends up tasting somewhat a tootsie roll. She does say this one is a little stickier than normal.

Momdot’s Kinetic Slime (it holds shape)

This slime is so much fun. You could pull out a bunch of cookie cutters and expand the length of time your kids are entertained. This is the perfect summer activity.

Savvy Naturalista’s Cotton Candy Slime

This is such a perfect cotton candy pink. My favorite part about this slime is she adds cotton candy fragrance so the slime actually smells cotton candy.

Teach Beside Me’s Edible Starburst Slime

What kid wouldn’t want to make edible starburst slime? Our only trouble would be that they would probably eat all of the starbursts before we got our slime made. I can just imagine trying to keep Jack from eating it…

Mermaid Slime from The Nerd’s Wife

Who doesn’t love mermaids? This shade is the perfect color to resemble a mermaid’s fin.

Arctic Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands

This slime is so much fun for the winter time or after a day of watching Frozen. This is another good example of how you can add different things to spruce up your slime.

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Fluffy Slime Recipe

Kids Will Love This Safe and Easy Homemade Slime Recipe!

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Have you tried making fluffy slime yet? This one is a must try! The texture is so fun to play with. Kids will love stretching and squishing this fluffy slime. And we have to say, we think this is the best fluffy slime recipe you will try.

RELATED: Unicorn Slime

We made this recipe with unicorn colors – pink, teal and purple. We love how colorful and pretty it looks too! And if you want a sparkly unicorn slime be sure to see this unicorn slime recipe. It’s our #1 slime recipe on our site!

What is Fluffy Slime? 

Fluffy slime is really just regular slime made with shaving cream added. The amount of shaving cream you add will change the texture and consistency of the slime. The more you add, the “fluffier” it will be.

If you just want it to be a little fluffy, then this recipe will walk you through how much shaving cream to use. The fun part about making slime is experimenting with different amounts to see how the slime forms.

If you want to make sure your slime turns out – be sure to read the instructions carefully. The type of contact lens solution you need and glue is very important! Substituting these ingredients for other brands may result in your slime not working. We also do not recommend substituting the brands we recommend.

If you’re looking for a general slime recipe, our base slime recipe can be found here:  How to Make Slime With Contact Solution. We to use contact lens solution instead of pure borax in our slime recipes.

We recommend you try this basic recipe to start if you haven’t made slime before. It is easier to make than fluffy slime and will give you an idea on how much you need to knead and work the slime for it to form.

Fluffy slime is a lot of fun for kids to play with – however we recommend adult supervision and that adults should make the slime. See more safety tips at the bottom of this post before making your slime.

Once you have your fluffy slime made, have fun stretching and squishing it. Fluffy slime will leave indentations when you press on it which regular slime won’t do as easily. It’s a bit harder to stretch as it gives a fluffy consistency instead.

How Long Does Slime Last?

The fluffiness will only last a day. So if you do plan on storing it for future use, just note that the shaving cream settles and the next day it won’t be as fluffy. You can still continue to play with it after the first day but it will turn into a consistency more regular slime.  Store in an air tight container and it should last at least 1 week.

Fluffy Slime Ingredients

If you want a large batch – triple the below recipe. Or make 3 batches with 3 different colors we did and turn your slime into Unicorn Fluffy Slime!

Per batch: 

2/3 cup of Elmer’s White Glue – we to buy this gallon size of white glue as it’s a lot cheaper and you can continue to use it to make more batches.

Note: we made this with Elmer’s white glue. Do not substitute with other glue as the make-up may not be the same and the recipe may not work

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 Cup Water

2-3 cups Shaving Cream – note: do not use shave gel.

1.5 Tablespoons Contact Lens Solution –  *Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime. We recommend only using Renu fresh or Equate brand. Do not substitute with other brands.

SEE: How to Make Slime With Contact Solution for more tips making slime with contact lens solution.

Liquid Food Coloring – this set comes with all kinds of vibrant pinks, purples and blues.

Safety Tips: Adults only should make the slime and handle all chemicals. Do not substitute any ingredients in our slime recipes. If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves while playing with the slime.

Always wash hands before and after use. If you notice any skin irritation discontinue use immediately. Slime is a science experiment and should be made and played with in moderation.

 See the bottom of the post for more safety precautions before making the slime. 

How to Make Fluffy Slime

1. Add your white glue to a bowl.

2.  Add you water and baking soda and then mix.

3. Add your shaving cream and mix.

4. Add your food coloring until you are satisfied with the color. Mix.

5. Now slowly add in your contact solution.

**Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime. If slime does not form it is typically due to the contact lens solution not having these ingredients. Check your label and see the recommended brands above in our ingredient list.

We to add in 1 tablespoon, knead for 5 minutes and then add in the 1/2 tablespoon after kneading for some time. The slime will be very sticky when you’re kneading – and that’s normal!

The first tablespoon you add will let you start to knead it. And the last 1/2 tablespoon will bring the stickiness down and it shouldn’t be sticking as much to your hands.

Note- fluffy slime is MESSY when you’re making it. It is normal that it will stick to your hands as you’re kneading.

If you find it still too sticky – add some baby oil or lotion to your hands.  You can also add more contact solution if it’s still too sticky, just a little bit at a time. If you add too much contact solution the slime may become too hard and won’t be as stretchy to play with.

Now repeat the above recipe for each color you’d to make. Note: Once you mix the colors together they will eventually mix into one color play dough does. So you can keep them separately or mix and see what happens! If you make all 3 colors it may turn to gray so if you want to end up with purple just mix the pink and purple together.

Watch the full tutorial video here before you get started!

Now you’re done and you can play with it! The slime will keep for at least a week in an air tight container. As mentioned above, you’ll lose the fluffiness factor after the first day, but it is still fun to play with!

Slime Safety & Precautions

Note: Making slime is a science experiment and safety precautions should still be made when creating slime. By making this slime, you agree to our site terms which you can read here.

  • Adults should handle any chemicals and products
  • Adults should make the slime
  • Always read and follow the labels of products used. If contact lens solution is accidentally ingested, seek medical attention immediately.
  • This project is not suitable for children under 4.
  • Slime should not be placed in the mouth. Always wash hands before and after playing with the slime.
  • If you notice any skin irritation, discontinue use immediately. If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves while making and playing with the slime.
  • Slime is a science experiment and should be made and played with in moderation. Do not allow children to make their own slime and do not play with slime for an extended period of time.

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Fluffy Slime Recipe Without Borax Made with Shaving Cream

  • 2/3 Cup White Elmer's Glue
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2-3 Cups Shaving Cream
  • 1.5 tablespoons Contact Lens Solution **Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime.
  • Liquid Food Coloring
  • Add your white glue to a bowl.
  • Add you water and baking soda and then mix.
  • Add your shaving cream and mix. The more shaving cream you add, the fluffier it will be. You may need to add more contact lens solution if you make it with 3 cups. 
  • Add your food coloring until you are satisfied with the color. Mix.
  • Now slowly add in your contact solution. **Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime. We this brand the best.
    We to add in 1 tablespoon, knead for 5 minutes and then add in the 1/2 tablespoon after kneading for some time.

    The slime will be very sticky when you're kneading – and that's normal!

  • If you find it still too sticky – add some baby oil or lotion to your hands. You can also add in more contact lens solution if you still find it too sticky. Just a little bit at a time. We to add an extra teaspoon at a time until it stops sticking.

    If you add too much the slime may become too hard and won't be as stretchy to play with.

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