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The Easiest DIY Fluffy Slime Recipe

Looking for a fun slime recipe you can throw together in minutes? Try this one to make colorful fluffy slime using simple, inexpensive ingredients!

The Easiest DIY Fluffy Slime Recipe

Remember your grade school years when slime was all the rage? Maybe you made it in science class, or maybe your parents helped you. You could even buy it at the store in that famous lime-green shade that Nickelodeon made so popular!

Now it’s time to do it again — but not the 1990s slime you grew up with. Whether you’re making it with the kids or just for nostalgia, it’s time for a 2020s update. We’re going to show you how to make fluffy — yes, fluffy! — slime in just a few easy steps!

Gather your ingredients

This is a super simple fluffy slime recipe that requires a few basic ingredients. You’ll need:

  • Polyvinyl acetate glue (white school glue or white craft glue)
  • Contact lens solution containing boric acid
  • Foam shaving cream — more makes slime even fluffier
  • Fun food coloring shades
  • A mixing bowl
  • A large spoon or spatula

Optionally, you can also make sure to have some white vinegar on hand to make cleanup even easier.

The recipe

Now that you’ve got fluffy slime ingredients, you’re going to need a tried and true recipe. Start with this one — but feel free to double it for a big batch of slime. Better yet, make a few batches in different colors!

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) of glue
  • 2 to 3 cups of shaving cream
  • Around 10 drops of food coloring (more on this below)
  • A few squirts of contact solution — we’ll explain more in the mixing section

As far as food coloring is concerned, there’s a ton of flexibility here since a few drops one way or the other won’t affect the recipe. 10 drops will make a nice pastel shade, so you experiment with your own fluffy slime recipes by adding a little more or a little less for brighter and lighter slimes. Feel free to play around with mixing shades, too — like a few drops of blue and a few drops of red to make purple slime.

How to mix your batch of slime

This is the tricky part — not that any part of this process is difficult! But here, you’ll need to make sure that you do things in a certain order.

  • Add the glue to your mixing bowl.
  • Top it off with shaving cream. It doesn’t have to be precise. You can just spray the foam right into the bowl. Just keep in mind that more foam makes your slime fluffier.
  • Mix the glue and shaving cream well.
  • Next, add the food coloring and mix until the colors are well blended.
  • Now add the contact lens solution, but not all at once. Read below for more on that.

The contact lens solution is the ingredient that transforms your glue and foam mixture into slime — and the more you add, the thicker it will get. Ultimately, you’ll need between one and a half to three tablespoons of contact solution. Add it a half tablespoon at a time, mixing each time you add a little more.

You’ll notice that the slime starts to thicken pretty quickly, and you won’t be able to mix it with a spoon anymore, so you’ll have to use your hands. Once the slime is mixed well and has reached a consistency you like, you can stop adding contact lens solution — and start playing with your new batch of fluffy slime!

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