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.

Ingredients needed:

  •  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


  1. 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.
  2. Squeeze the entire bottle of glue into your large bowl. Add the shaving cream, foaming hand soap and mix until well blended.
  3. Once your mixture has no lumps and is a thick and fluffy consistency, add in a heaping tablespoon of baby powder.
  4. Mix well
  5. Add a few pumps of hand lotion to your slime mixture. I used 4 pumps, it helps make it stretchy.
  6. 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.
  7. Mix well and knead.
  8. 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!