Is there anything better than neapolitan ice cream on a hot summer day? When you don’t have ice cream at home, then it’s time to turn to summer slime recipes! Today, we are showing you how to make fluffy ice cream slime with the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry flavors of Neapolitan ice cream that looks just like astronaut ice cream slime!
Today, we’re showing you how to make fluffy and delicious astronaut ice cream slime that looks out of this world. From crafting a slimey masterpiece to exploring the depths of intergalactic color and texture, this slimey treat is sure to please and inspire.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and get ready to explore a galaxy of fun with your own homemade fluffy ice cream slime!
The Science of Slime
Traditional 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 ice cream slime to any other slime recipe!
Since fluffy slime does contain borax, if you have a sensitivity to it, you may want to try how to make slime with baking soda instead.
How to Make Fluffy Ice Cream Slime
Making slime recipes is one of our favorite science activities ever. Read on to see how to make the very best fluffy ice cream slime!
My kids noted that their fluffy ice cream slime looked just like astronaut ice cream slime!
Fluffy slime is not the easiest slime to make. Learning how to make slime with liquid starch and 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 at first.
There are ways to get around this, which I discuss in my slime troubleshooting guide, but in general, 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.
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.
What you’ll need to build your Neapolitan slime ice cream kit:
- Liquid laundry starch
- Shaving cream (use this exact brand)
- Brown, pink, and yellow food coloring
- Pretend ice cream cones
- Red pom poms
Neapolitan Kawaii Ice Cream Slime!
Turn this fluffy ice cream slime into a STEM activity by downloading the slime STEM worksheet and using it alongside your Neapolitan ice cream slime recipe!
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How to Make the Ice Cream Slime Recipe (printable directions!)
Follow these printable ice cream slime directions and you’ll have the best fluffy ice cream slime ever!
Kids will love making this astronaut ice cream slime!