- In a big bowl, mix the flour and water together.
- Dish soap should be added gradually and mixed continually with a spatula. Starting out as a paste, the slime should thicken into dough.
- Add food coloring and use your hands to incorporate it. Knead the dough gently for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Shape the slime into a ball after mixing in any additional ingredients. For two hours, keep slime covered and chilled.
- Take out of refrigerator and enjoy! For a week, slime can be kept in an airtight container.
What gives elastic, fluffy slime its texture?
- We always get the least expensive body lotion, foamy hand soap, and shaving cream that we can. Any item for sale is acceptable.
- Slime becomes fluffy while shaving foam. Don’t add too much or your slime won’t be elastic, but add more for fluffier slime.
- The slime is made elastic by body lotion. To stretch further, add more.
- The slime becomes less sticky when exposed to baby oil, making it less likely to stick to your hands.
- The slime maintains its shape thanks to cornflour.
- We utilize washable children’s paint rather than food coloring for color. Ours is seen below, which we purchased from Kmart. It doesn’t stain your hands or surfaces like food coloring does. Food coloring can be used if you don’t have it, but keep in mind that it will stain your hands and surfaces.
- Never add glitter to any slime that has been produced using white pva glue. The glitter in this kind of slime only appears as little specks and unclean; it doesn’t appear sparkling. For your transparent slimes, reserve the glitter.
- To get rid of any stains, use toothpaste, vinegar, or baking soda.
- If slime has adhered to your hands or fingers, use vinegar to dissolve it from clothing and cleaning supplies.
What to do if your slime is hard and rubbery?
You have used too much borax solution if your slime has become stiff and rubbery and rips off when pulled, as opposed to being elastic. This might be salvageable if you soak it in a bowl of hot tap water. How long you soak it will depend on how rubbery it is. Try rubbing the slime in the water to re-hydrate it when the water has cooled down after a few minutes. Occasionally, you might need to do this several times with warm water before it stretches once more. While some slime cannot be saved, we have been successful in keeping the majority of our slimes. Additionally, using more lotion will aid in making it elastic once more. Remove the slime from the water, then add some lotion and stir it in.
What to do if your slime is too sticky?
It’s possible that your slime turns sticky after being stored for a long. To restore a beautiful consistency, simply pour a small amount of your Borax solution and stir it in with your fingers. Do not add more than 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon at a time; doing so will cause the mixture to become hard and rubbery.
What to do if your clear slime doesn’t look clear?
When you initially manufacture clear slime, it frequently seems murky because tiny bubbles frequently appear. It should become transparent if you store it in an airtight container for one to three days.
Will the Glitter stick to everything?
Slime adheres to glitter, and you’ll see that it doesn’t go everywhere. The glitter doesn’t actually stay to your hands or surfaces after it’s in the slime, for the most part.
To store slime, we utilize plastic containers (like the clear, spherical takeout food containers), glass jars, or zip-top bags. If you keep it airtight, it can last for a very long time; we’ve had ours for weeks.
Where to get glue
Several retailers in Australia are now once more stocking Elmer’s Glue. The Spotlight range is depicted below. Elmer’s Glue is also available at Coles and Woolworths, as well (during October & November 2017). However, it sells out rapidly at all of the stores, and they frequently don’t refill right away.
J Burrows from Officeworks, Kmart’s PVA glue, and the glue from The Reject Shop are some glues that have worked well for us.
How is fluffy slime made?
shaving cream is a must. There is no set quantity here. Your slime will become puffier as you add more.
Mix after adding the food coloring. Here, we combined 2 drops of yellow food coloring with 8 drops of blue food coloring to create a striking teal color.
Little by bit, pour in your contact lens solution. The combination will rapidly begin to “transform” into slime.
When you have the desired consistency, keep blending your slime and adding contact lens solution. Use your hands at your leisure!
What alters slime in soap?
Since I published my fluffy slime essay, I have received numerous inquiries from readers. In order to address some of the most typical ones, I gathered them.
Can I Substitute…?
While I frequently offer alternatives to try in my projects, I am unable to in this case. You should definitely use the above-mentioned ingredients. This recipe is not forgiving of ingredient substitutes, in our experience.
How to Store Homemade Slime
Your fluffy slime should be kept in a plastic bag or airtight container. It ought to persist for 3 to 4 days. It won’t be preserved with borax, so it might get runny and sticky after a few days.
Will This Feel Like Regular Store-Bought Slime?
The texture of this slime will differ from that of conventional slime. Borax aids in the bonding of the ingredients in most slime recipes, giving it a stretchy texture.
Because there is no borax in this version, it behaves more like a stretchy, soft play dough and offers some of the same sensory benefits as regular slime. For children with sensitive skin, it is an excellent substitute for providing sensory input without causing skin irritation.
Make sure to combine the adhesive and dish soap so that a frothy, airy texture results. This is how the slime will function. Certain soap brands perform better than others. Gain dish soap was utilized, and it was really effective.
I needed more baking soda!
It seems that the baking soda amounts in this recipe weren’t explained as clearly as they should have been when we first published it. Sorry to all the commenters who tried this recipe and were disappointed to find they needed additional baking soda—even a whole box! To make it even clearer that you could need MORE than 1 cup of baking soda to make this “fluffy slime,” we revised the post.
You WILL need additional baking soda if you perform this task in the summer, especially when it’s humid and wet. You might even require 2-3 cups or the entirety of a box of baking soda. You will need less baking soda if you cook this during a dryer season; perhaps closer to 1 cup.
In case you do require extra, I advise keeping a full box of baking soda on hand. (At least baking soda is quite cheap!)
Help! My Slime is Too Thin
Add more baking soda until the slime hardens if it’s too runny. You might need to add 2-3 cups of baking soda, or perhaps a whole box, depending on the humidity level in your room and how liquid your dish soap is.
How can I make slime suitable for kids?
Triple the ingredients below if you want a big quantity. Or, like we did, make three batches of your slime in three different colors to create unicorn-themed fluffy slime!
Elmer’s White Glue, 2/3 cup, is what we prefer to use because it is much more affordable and can be used to produce further batches.
Note that we used Elmer’s white glue to create this. Avoid using alternative glue because the makeup might not be the same and the recipe might not turn out well.
1.5 TablespoonsContact Lens Solution*Important: The ingredient list for your brand of contact lens solution must include both boric acid and sodium borate. In order to create slime, this interacts with glue. We advise just using Equate or Renu fresh brands. Do not use different brands as a substitute.
For more information on making slime with contact lens solution, see How to Make Slime With Contact Solution.
Food Coloring in Liquid
This set includes a wide variety of vivid pinks, purples, and blues.
Safety advice: Only adults should handle all chemicals and manufacture the slime. No ingredients in our slime recipes may be substituted. Wear gloves when handling the slime if your skin is delicate. Always wash your hands before using anything. Stop using right away if skin discomfort develops. Making and use slime responsibly is important since it is a science experiment. For extra safety advice before creating the slime, see the post’s bottom.
Without activator, how is stretchy slime made?
This is a straightforward recipe that may be altered to create different kinds of fluffy slime. For a stretchier, wetter slime, add additional water. For a bursting slime or unicorn slime, add glitter or pieces of polystyrene beads.
You’ll need cornstarch and any kind of shampoo, but the thicker the better, to make the slime. This is how to do it:
- In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1/2 cup shampoo.
- Mix well.
- 3 drops of food coloring are added (optional).
- Stir in 1 tablespoon of water. Continue adding water in 5 tablespoonfuls at a time, stirring well between additions.
- For about five minutes, knead the slime.
If, despite your efforts, your slime remains sticky, keep adding cornstarch and kneading it in until you achieve the desired consistency.
I tested the recipe a few times using only 1/4 cup cornstarch and it worked wonderfully, but a coworker discovered that he needed 2 1/4 cups to achieve the dough-like consistency of nice fluffy slime. According to what I’ve seen in my trials, the variation in cornstarch amounts may be greatly influenced by the brand of cornstarch and humidity. You followed the recipe exactly if you get a semi-hard, semi-stretchy, wet, light, almost dough-like slime. The next recipe has a comparable texture.
What alternative to slime glue is there?
This ooey gooey no-glue slime is made by YouTuber JellyRainbow using baby powder, shampoo, and baby oil as the base. A small amount of food coloring is diluted with water and then added to the mixture to create the vivid green color. Adding a little glitter is also an option, if that’s your thing.