How to Make Fluffy Slime

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If you want to successfully create this slime be sure to read the instructions carefully! The type of contact solution and glue you use is very important. Fluffy slime is a lot of fun for kids to play with, although we recommend parental supervision.

Safety Tips:

- Adults should handle all chemicals while making the slime.

- If you have sensitive skin wear gloves while making the slime and while playing with the slime.

- Always wash hands before and after playing with slime.

- Even though it is pretty, slime is not edible and SHOULD NOT be placed in mouth.

Step 1: Gather Supplies

-Baking soda (half a teaspoon)

-Elmer’s White glue (⅔ cups)

-Water (¼ cup)

-Shaving cream 2 to 3 cups (not shaving gel)

-Contact solution (1.5 tablespoons) only use Renu fresh or Equate brand.

-Liquid food coloring

-Bowl

-Measuring Cups: 2/3 cup, 1/4 cup, 1 cup for measuring

-Measuring Spoons: 1/2 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon for measuring

-Gloves (optional)

-Lotion (optional)

Step 2: Prep Work Station

Cover work area with newspaper/paper towels to prevent extra mess.

Step 3: Glove Up (optional)

Put gloves on your hands. The mixture can get sticky when mixing, and chemicals may be harsh to sensitive skin. You can put on gloves, but this step is optional.

Step 4: Add Glue to Bowl

Measure and pour 2/3 cup of Elmer's white glue into bowl.

Step 5: Pour Water

Measure and pour 1/4 cup of water into bowl.

Step 6: Add Baking Soda

Measure and add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into your bowl and stir with a spoon until well mixed.

Step 7: Add Shaving Cream

Measure and add 2 to 3 cups of shaving cream into the bowl, and mix until shaving cream is completely mixed in.

- The amount of shaving cream you add will change the consistency. The more shaving cream you add, the "fluffier" your slime will be. (DO NOT use shave gel)

Step 8: Add Food Coloring

Pick a food coloring you would like to use, and stir into the mix until satisfied with color. (we used pink food coloring gel and added 7 drops).

Step 9: Add Contact Solution

Pour 2 tablespoons of contact solution into the mixture. (Renu fresh or Equate brand)

The slime might appear sticky, and that is normal!

IMPORTANT: your contact solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredients. If slime does not form it is usually because the contact solution does not contain these ingredients.

Step 10: Stir Slime

Stir slime for 3-5 minutes until contact solution is thoroughly mixed in.

Step 11: Add More Contact Solution

Add 2 more tablespoons of the same contact solution to mixture, and continue stirring until contact solution has been thoroughly mixed into slime. The slime should start to thicken after this step.

Step 12: Knead

Pick up the slime and knead it for 3-5 minutes until desired texture.

- Add another tablespoon of contact solution if your slime is too sticky to handle.

Step 13: Repeat for More Colors (optional)

Repeat above recipe for each color you would like to have and mix the colors together!

- Eventually colors will mix into one color like play-dough, if kneaded too much.

Step 14: Play!

Enjoy the final product! The slime can last for a week if you store it in an air tight container.

*If you find it too sticky to play with, you can add baby oil or lotion to your hands!

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    dchall8

    Question 2 months ago

    What happens when this stuff dries out? Can you make an impression in it and have it remain? I don't need a perfect mold, but would like to form to some contours. Does it shrink? Does it crack?