If we know anything at our house, it’s how to make slime. We’ve made all kinds of slime recipes, both with Borax and without! Our latest version is the best fluffy slime recipe ever, and we had so much fun making and playing with it.
My daughter even took it in a plastic bag to play with friends and it was the hit of their tween sleepover. The girls called it the best slime ever.
Because of the shaving cream, this fluffy slime has a nice scent and leaves your hands feeling soft and conditioned!
This recipe for fluffy slime with liquid starch is definitely the best fluffy slime recipe that we’ve tried.
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How to Make the Best Fluffy Slime Recipe with Liquid Starch and Shaving Cream
Read on to see how to make fluffy slime! You’ll learn how to make all of our fluffy slime recipes in no time!
How to Make Slime Fluffy
Slime is made when boron mixes with the polymer chains in the glue, creating strong, but flexible bonds between the molecules.
When you add shaving cream into the mix, you get a whole new element of fluffy slime fun! The shaving cream gives the slime a puffy texture, which is so fun to squeeze and stretch.
My kids prefer fluffy slime to any other slime recipe! If you have a sensitivity to it, you may want to learn how to make baking soda slime instead.
How to Make Slime with Glue and Shaving Cream
If this is your first time making slime, you should follow along with our post on how to fix slime.
Fluffy slime is not the easiest slime to make. How to make slime with liquid starch made with clear glue is the easiest slime recipe.
When you add in shaving cream, the chemical balance is a little different and the tendency will be for the slime to be a bit stringy and sticky at first.
How to Make Fluffy Slime Less Sticky
There are ways to make fluffy slime less sticky, which I discuss in my slime troubleshooting guide.
However, if you work through the stringiness and your ratios are correct (as outlined below), then you will end up with perfectly fluffy slime and you won’t have to throw it out.
Keep adding a little bit of sta-flo starch at a time, and your slime will soon be soft and stretchy, and no longer sticky.
If you don’t want to waste a lot of ingredients, try mixing up a small batch first to make sure you won’t have to tweak it before you make the larger version.
Slime Making Safety Tips
This fluffy slime is made with laundry starch, which does contain some Borax.
Some people have reported itchy skin after mixing shaving cream and laundry starch.
However, using the Barbasol white shaving cream seems to lessen any potential reaction.
However, if you notice your skin getting itchy or red after playing with this slime, stop immediately.
Also remember, brand matter when making slime. Your results will vary if you substitute ingredients, and in some cases, slime might not form at all.
Of special importance is the use of Elmer’s school glue for quality, stretchy slime.
Learn how to make galaxy slime here.
What you’ll need to make the best fluffy slime
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- Barbasol white shaving cream
- Sta-Flo laundry starch
- Elmer’s school glue
- Measuring cup
- Large container
- Food coloring (this brand is what we use and it always works great!)
Watch this video for how to make the best fluffy slime with liquid starch and then keep scrolling to get to the printable slime recipe!
The Best Materials for Making Slime
Here is what you need to make every basic slime recipe on STEAMsational!
All-in-One Slime Kits
These slime craft kits include everything you need to make slime creation even easier!
All of these slime craft ideas show up right on your doorstep in just a few days!
More Fluffy Slime Recipes to Try!
Here are some fun fluffy slime variations that use our best fluffy slime base recipe.
- Easy Cotton Candy Slime Recipe that Looks Almost Good Enough to Eat!
- 3 Ingredient Fluffy Cloud Slime Recipe
- How to Make Fluffy Rainbow Slime (without the mess)
- Orange Cream Slime
How to Make The Best Fluffy Slime with Shaving Cream
Follow along with the printable directions below to learn how to make the best fluffy slime without contact solution!
Turn this slime activity into a learning activity when you download and print the slime STEM worksheet below to use alongside this fluffy slime recipe.
What to add to slime
Here are some fun things you can add to slime to make it more exciting no matter what recipe you use!
- Slime add-ins and toys
- Non-toxic slime scents
- Foam, foil, beads, sprinkles, and other popular slime add-ins in one organized set
- Polymer clay fruit and animal add-ins
- Slime sensory kit
- Slime rackets
- Fishbowl beads
- Instant snow powder
- Non-drying clay
And you always want to keep a bottle of slime reactivator on hand so your slime doesn’t get too sticky over time!