Fluffy Slime without Contact Solution

Contact solution is often used as an activator for slime. But if you don’t have any, you can still make fluffy slime!

Why Use Contact Solution?

Contact solution started to be used after articles circulated in 2015 about borax causing rashes on kids.

Borax Powder

Laundry Starch

Slime Activator

Contact Solution

There are 4 activation ingredients you can use:

Our fluffy slime recipe is super easy. We use:– Sta-flo laundry starch – White shaving cream – White glue

Make Slime

First, mix 1 part glue and 1 part shaving cream.This is where you would also add your colors and textures.Don’t overmix or you will eliminate some of the “fluffy” part of the slime.

Next, add half a part of laundry starch to the slime. If you used 1 cup of glue, start with 1/2 a cup of starch.Keep mixing and adding starch until the slime forms a dough-like ball.

You should be able to press and squeeze the slime without it sticking to your hand. If you can’t, add a bit more activator.

Patriotic Fluffy Slime

Different Variations 


Sticky slime usually means you don’t have enough activator. Try adding a bit more.If that doesn't work, you may need to add something dry, like cornstarch, to help reduce how sticky your slime is. Add either cornstarch or shaving cream to eliminate stickiness.



Fluffy slime has a tendency to get stringy. If this happens, you may need to rinse it with water for about 30 seconds and then let it rest for about 2 minutes.Knead the slime together and it should come together as one again and turn back into stretchy, fluffy slime.

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