We decided to make fluffy slime to play with…I found 2 different recipes and decided to try both so I could compare and see which one we liked better.
The first one we tried was inspired by Sensory TheraPLAY Box Blog.
- 4 oz. bottle of Elmer’s white glue
- 1/2 cup (4 oz) shaving cream
- 1/2 cup (4 oz) of foaming hand soap (any brand is fine)
- 1 TBSP baby powder (plus extra if needed)
- Hand lotion (optional, but makes your slime stretchy)
- 1/2 tsp. of Borax
- 1/2 cup hot water
- Start off by making your borax solution. Combine 1/2 tsp borax with 1/2 cup hot water and mix until the borax is thoroughly dissolved. Set aside for later.
- Squeeze the entire bottle of glue into your large bowl. Add the shaving cream, foaming hand soap and mix until well blended.
- Once your mixture has no lumps and is a thick and fluffy consistency, add in a heaping tablespoon of baby powder.
- Mix well
- Add a few pumps of hand lotion to your slime mixture. I used 4 pumps, it helps make it stretchy.
- Add your “slime activator” (borax + hot water). Add 3 teaspoons of the borax mixture to your slime and stir. Keep mixing and adding your borax mixture in intervals of 3 teaspoons. Be careful not to add too much or else your slime will harden and break apart too easily.
- Mix well and knead.
- Rub more hand lotion into it if you want it to stretch more.
* Food coloring can be added if you would like anytime before step 6, I didn’t as the shaving cream was colored.
It is fluffy, stretchy and not really sticky! It is a lot of fun to play with and didn’t make a mess!
Both girls had a blast playing with the slime, C asks to play with it all the time!