How to Make Fluffy Slime with Saline Solution

The girls have been begging me to make fluffy slime for the past year. I've always said NO because I kept hearing about the potential risks of making it with Borax. However, this week I found a kids safe fluffy slime recipe that uses saline solution or contact solution instead of Borax. So as long as the contact solution you use contains the ingredient "Boric Acid" your fluffy slime will turn out just as well as ours did.

Now, if you're new to making fluffy slime. "Boric Acid" is the activator in any slime recipe. This is the ingredient that turns the glue & baking soda mixture into slime. It also can be put in your hands during the kneading step to make the slime less sticky and remove the glue from your hands quicker. Be careful though, too much saline solution will make for a snappy, NOT STRETCHY, fluffy slime.

In regards to the glue, we used 1/2 a bottle of Elmer's School Glue to make our fluffy slime. I mention this because we also accidentally purchased a bottle of the stronger Elmer's School Glue and the slime made with this type of glue was very tough.

Overall, we found this fluffy slime recipe to be a resounding success. The kids had fun and I appreciated that they were actually learning a little bit of science along the way. So take inspiration from Kids Crafts by Three Sisters and have a slime party with friends.

 

ITEMS NEEDED TO MAKE FLUFFY SLIME:
• 1/2 a bottle of Elmer's Glue
• 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
• 1/2 cup - 1 cup of Shaving Cream
• Acrylic paint color of your choice
• Saline Solution with Boric Acid
• Bowl
• Spoon


 

HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY SLIME WITH KIDS!

 

STEP 1:  Squeeze 1/2 a bottle of Elmer's School Glue into your bowl.

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STEP 2:   Add 1/4 teaspoon for baking soda to the glue and stir.

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STEP 3:  Add 1/2 cup - 1 cup of shaving cream. Or in Grace's case...use 1/2 the bottle of shaving cream 😉 The more you add the fluffier your slime will become.

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STEP 4:  Add as much acrylic paint as you'd like and stir. The more acrylic paint drops you add the more saturated (brighter) your slime will be in color.

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NOW THE FUN PART, ACTIVATE YOUR FLUFFY SLIME!

STEP 5:  Add a few squirts of saline solution to the slime mixture and stir.

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STEP 6:  Continue to stir the fluffy slime mixture for about a minute or two. To help the slime come apart from the sides of the bowl add a little saline solution at a time.

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STEP 7:  When the strands of glue begin to form and the fluffy slime looks more like a ball, begin to the knead the mixture in your hand. Continue to add small drops of saline solution onto your hands to make the slime less sticky. As demonstrated in the video.

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STEP 8:  Keep kneading for another minute or two. The fluffy slime mixture will literally transform before your eyes.

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STEP 9:  A successful slime will have a nice POKE!

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If you're confused by any of the steps on, watch the video we made to help you along the way...