Making slime without borax or contact solution is actually really simple! And once we figured out the perfect slime recipe, we started experimenting with a lot of different slime variations!
The most recent experiment has been fluffy slime! And man, oh man, was it a huge hit with my 3 year old!
How to Make Fluffy Slime
So what makes fluffy slime “fluffy”? The addition of one simple, common ingredient makes all the difference between sticky slime and cloud-life soft and fluffy slime!
We add about 1/2 cup of shaving cream to our favorite slime recipe to achieve the perfect fluffy slime texture without borax or contact solution!
NOTE: You will need about 3-5x as much coloring to achieve a dark color. The shaving cream renders a very light color otherwise.
Learn how to make fluffy slime with this super easy fluffy slime recipe! Just 3 ingredients and no borax or contact solution!
Add all ingredients to a medium size bowl and mix well.
Once mixed, remove from bowl and knead with your hands until it is no longer sticky. This may take a few minutes.
If slime is still too sticky, add more starch (about 1-2 tbsp) to a bowl, drag the slime through it, and knead again. Repeat if needed. Add additional shaving cream, if needed, once slime is the desired consistency.
Store in an air tight container until too dry to play with (about 2-3 weeks)
Fluffy Slime DIY
Can I use shaving cream GEL or LOTION instead?
Not for this, it needs to be the foam kind of shaving cream.
Does fluffy slime last as long as regular slime?
We have found that it does not. It tends to dry up MUCH faster than our regular slime, which can last for months if stored in a mason jar.
Can I use anything other than shaving cream?
You can make edible slime with marshmallows for a somewhat fluffy slime without shaving cream, but in general shaving cream is required for that truly fluffy slime texture.
My fluffy slime is really sticky still?
Add a bit more liquid starch to your mix and work it in with your hands. Once you find the right slime texture, you can work in a bit more shaving cream if needed.