Make Fluffy Slime Without Borax

I was always intrigued about how to make fluffy slime slime without borax but I didn’t think it was possible. I absolutely did NOT want to be using borax to make slime for my daughters since I had seen so many articles about kids getting 3rd degree burns from playing with slime that was made with borax.

Make Fluffy Slime Without Borax - Kids project with colorful fluffy slime.

I still really wanted to make some fluffy slime for my daughters since they love slime so much, it would be a cool new kind to try out so I did some searches and tried a few different things till I fell on one that works great.

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I will also insert a printable recipe below so you can keep it close and make some anytime you want or you can PIN IT to save it in your Pinterest.

I’m here to share this with you today so you can also make some super fun fluffy slime with your kids.. Or for yourself! Honestly, I had as much fun as my girls did playing with this soft fluffy slime!

The best part, other than playing with it, is getting the kids to help put the ingredients together and watching it all come together. The older kids can pretty well do it on their own but for the younger kids I would suggest measuring beforehand and letting them put the ingredients in while you mix it up.

It’s a super fun science project that you can play with afterwards!

It’s a great rainy day activity but I also took to the outdoors to make this slime too. I set everything up on the table on the back deck. Messes didn’t matter and since the fluffiness doesn’t last too long, I didn’t mind if it got dirty. It’s so easy to make, I figured we could just whip up another batch.

What Makes Fluffy Slime Fluffy?

The main ingredient that makes it fluffy is the foaming shaving cream. I find the Gillette Foamy to be the best but I’m sure any foaming shaving cream will work.

I’ve also read that you can use shaving gel. You put it into a bowl and mix till it’s all foam and then measure out the amount you need. I personally haven’t tried this way yet so I can’t comment on how well it works, but feel to try it if you’d like to. You could also leave a comment below to let us all know how it turned out.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of white PVA school glue
  • 3-4 cups of foaming shaving cream or gel
  • 1 tablespoon of saline solution
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda
  • Food coloring

How To Mix It Up

  1. Add 3-4 cups of foaming shaving cream to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add your food coloring if you wish to make it colored slime. Mix it gently.
  3. Add 1/2 a cup of white school glue and stir gently.
  4. Add 1/4 – 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda. Stir it gently but be sure to mix it well. *Baking soda is what helps firm and form your slime so experiment with the amount you prefer.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of saline solution.
  6. Mix well till the slime starts to pull away from the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  7. Pick up your slime and start to kneed it till it’s smooth and stretchy and no longer sticky. *Add a few drops of saline solution on your hands before picking up your slime to keep it from sticking to your hands.

Storing Your New Slime

You can keep your slime stored in a sealed container for weeks of play but, unfortunately, the fluffy slime doesn’t stay fluffy for more than a day or 2. This is due to the foaming shaving cream. What makes the shaving cream foam is air so when the air dissipates from the shaving cream, the slime also loses its fluff. No worries though, it’s still fun to play with either way. Toss it when it starts to have an odd odor, though.

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Make Fluffy Slime Without Borax

Learn how to make fluffy slime with 4 ingredients and NO BORAX.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 1 batch
Cost: Less than $5

Equipment

  • Spoon
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup White PVA School Glue
  • 3-4 Cups foaming shaving cream
  • 1 Tablespoon saline solution
  • ¼-½ Tablespoon baking soda
  • Food coloring

Instructions

  • Add 3-4 cups of foaming shaving cream into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add your choice of food coloring if you want to add color to your slime. Stir it together gently.
  • Add ½ a cup of white glue and mix it together gently.
  • Add ¼-½ tablespoon of baking soda. Stir it gently but make sure to mix it well. *Baking soda helps firm and form your slime, so experiment with the amount you prefer.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of saline solution. (Be sure to not add too much saline solution because your slime will be hard and rubbery which means won't stretch.)
  • Now you mix it till the slime starts to release itself from the sides and the bottom of the bowl.
  • Pick up your slime and start to kneed it till it's smooth and stretchy and no longer sticky. *Add a few drops of saline solution to your hands before picking up your slime to keep it from sticking to your hands.

Notes

Storing your new slime!

You can keep your slime stored in a sealed container for weeks of play but, unfortunately, the fluffy slime doesn’t stay fluffy for more than a day or 2. This is due to the foaming shaving cream. What makes the shaving cream foam is air so when the air dissipates from the shaving cream, the slime also loses its fluff. No worries though, it’s still fun to play with either way. 
Toss it when it starts to have an odd odor, though. 

If you like this slime recipe, be sure to check out Easy Homemade Slime Without Borax, too.

Thank you for reading and I hope you and your kids have a great time with your new slime. Please don’t forget to share with your friends and family so they can have some “slimey” fun, too!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below and I’ll be more than happy to help you out.

Have you tried out this recipe? Leave a comment and let me know how it went. I’d be glad to hear about it!

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10 thoughts on “Make Fluffy Slime Without Borax”

  1. I have just started researching things to do with my youngest in this pandemic isolation stage and this fluffy slime without borax idea is amazing! I didn’t realize borax was so harmful, but this “recipe” seems safe for all ages. I have been growing out the beard so I have plenty of excess shaving cream that I can use for this (yay!) and I think my daughter will love this! Does the food color stain you while mixing this? I notice everything says mix gently (to not lose the air bubbles), now I just have to figure out how to make my daughter mix softer while I do this with her – thank you for the article and idea!

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    • Yep, I had no idea either till I did some research while looking for alike recipes to make for my daughters. Now that I know that I’m going to be staying away from borax! 

      I’m glad you like this slime recipe idea, my daughters love it when we make slime! 

      I was surprised about the food coloring actually. I thought we’d have stained hands too, but it easily washed off afterwards. 

      I hope you and your daughter have a lot of fun with this! I also have another slime recipe Easy Homemade Slime Without Borax if you’d like to check that out, too. I will be adding more in coming days so check back for some more fun ideas ☺️

      Thanks for stopping by and take care!

      Reply
  2. I am blessed to see such an informative article. I appreciated this post very much. Here you have discussed in detail about Make Fluffy Slime Without Borax. I didn’t know about Fluffy Slime before. Now I am very happy to know. And I would tell my girlfriends to buy this product. Thank you so much for sharing such an informative article among us. I want everyone to know about Fluffy Slime. So that everyone can benefit. I learned a lot about Fluffy Slime from this article. I’m so impressed. I think everyone should buy this product.
    Lastly, I would like to share this post on my social media so that everyone can know about Make Fluffy Slime Without Borax.
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    • I’m glad you liked my article! I appreciate you sharing my article on your social media, too. I’d love for this post to reach anyone who is looking for fun ideas to do with their kids during these times and even after. It’s always great for a rainy day activity, too! 

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  3. Thanks for this 🙂 I am a social worker trying to support vulnerable families through this social distancing time. I will try out your recipe and if it works I will pass it on. I am also a grandparent so I’ll send it to me daughters who both have young children. Your end product looks great but so many recipes don’t live up to expectations so I do want to try it out before sending it out. I will also check out the rest of your site and include a link to that as we are always on the look out for ways to keep kids amused safely without too much mess. I love you have done this without borax 👍🏻

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    • You are more than welcome! 🙂 

      I’m glad this was timely for you. The times we are going through all over the world i had figured it would be great to share these ideas with everyone. 

      I don’t blame you at all for wanting to try it out first! I’ve wasted a lot of product by trying slime recipes on the internet so I understand where you’re coming from. 

      I do have another slime recipe too, here’s a link to it if you’d like to check it out: Easy Homemade Slime Without Borax. I will also be adding more fun recipes in the coming days so be sure to check back if you’d like some more ideas 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by!

      Reply
  4. This is a very nice lesson on how to actually prepare and put together a home made fluffy slime. Its usually fun when you get to make out time to create and make most things you could actually afford with money.

    But in a situation like this. Its not cos you cant afford it but it’s about the fun that comes with it. A lot of kinds value such home made I teams a lot cos their parents took their time to make it them and it really sparks off their memory for a life time to these kids and also the parents

    Reply
    • I completely agree with you! It’s really fun do to things like this with your kids because it gets the creativity going to creates memories. It’s definitely time and money well spent! 

      If you’d like to see another fun slime recipe that I’ve posted, here’s a link: Easy Homemade Slime Without Borax. I will also be adding more fun slime recipe in the coming days so be sure to check back for more ideas 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  5. Thank you Melissa, 

    This sounds like a lot of fun. My son is going to love making this stuff. It looks like I need the glue and the saline solution. I will just go to Amazon for them like you suggested. Thanks for the easy link to them by the way. 

    I have some friends that will be interested in making foamy slime so I posted it to my Facebook. I will be back for some more fun stuff. 

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    • Hi Russ!

      It really is a lot of fun, my daughters love it! 

      You’re very welcome! Making everything easily accessible is the name of my game 🙂 I like knowing that I

      don’t leave people wondering what products work well. I had to do my own trial and errors to figure out what products work and i don’t want others to have to do the same. 

      Thank you for sharing, I appreciate that and I’m sure whoever finds it will appreciate it, too. If you’d like to check out another slime recipe I have, here’s a link to it: Easy Homemade Slime Without Borax. I will also be adding more slime recipes in the coming days so check back if you’d like some more ideas. 

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Reply

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