Here is a slime made with shaving cream and 2 other ingredients with no borax at all. Safe for kids to make and fluffy to the touch. Create any color you like for the holidays or a slime birthday party activity. It’s easy to make goo your kids will love.
If you’re looking for an easy borax free fluffy slime recipe this slime made with shaving cream is probably the answer. Using just 3 ingredients your kids will love creating this goo that can be any color they like. If you’re looking for a variety of slime recipes check out our post on the best way to make slime. (originally published 2/18, affiliate links present)
Perfect for the holidays when you’re looking for easy crafts for kids to keep them busy. Summertime when they need to be kept busy. Or if you are throwing a slime birthday party this simple fluffy slime recipe is easy to put together.
Shaving Cream Slime
It’s just so fun for them right? No matter the occasion or color they just love making slime.
It’s much more about the process of making it than just playing with it, though that is fun too. It is the experimenting and watching a liquid turn into a solid, or close to it. Changing colors, adding gems inside too. There is no limit to what slime can look and feel like, that is the fun of it.
My youngest went crazy last summer creating this super soft slime and figured out a basic recipe for how to make slime with glue...which led to a lot of other creations. Of course with any experimenting you always need to be present.
Even though there is not a box of Borax used for this recipe there are trace amounts in the contact lens solution and especially when it comes to young children and toddlers you cannot leave them unattended when making slime. Please read our safety disclosure before creating any recipes.
Slime With Shaving Cream
- 4 oz. of white school glue
- elmers white glue is basically the same as store brand
- 2-3 cups of shaving cream
- 6-7 Tablespoons of contact lens solution
- Optional – food coloring, 4-5 drops
Directions are down below to make this fluffy shaving cream slime. I mean regular slime is always fun but come on, make a batch of this in a large bowl and have a fun weekend of it.
- In a large mixing bowl combine glue and shaving cream, mix well.
- Add food coloring if you want to a mix again until well combined.
- Squeeze contact solution and work it into the slime mixture with your spoon and then with your hands well until it is not sticky any longer.
- Put in additional contact solution very slowly if you want to further reduce the stickiness.
- Best if kept in air tight containers like these so it stays soft as long as possible.
How to Store Slime
Let’s talk about how to save slime for a minute shall we. Air is the enemy, remember that to begin with. You want to keep it in a container that is as tight as possible around it so it stays moist and thus more pliable for longer. Freezer bags are great for this because you can suck the air out vs. Tupperware that may be a bit too big.
If it’s snug in a pint baggie without any air inside you’ll be surprised to see how long it stays fluffy and soft. Like up to a few weeks if every single time it is put back you push or suck the excess space out and keep it at room temperature on a counter somewhere. Never refrigerate or it will harden immediately and won’t go back.
Looking for other fun activities for kids here are a few more:
- This is how to make ice cream at home using 2 bags which is oh so fun for all ages
- How to make edible slime is to die for and perfect for little ones who put everything in their mouth
- Kool Aid paint is a fun and safe activity
Whatever you do with your kids have fun and don’t worry about the mess. I know it is hard but as mine age and my oldest is almost ready to leave home. Ahhhhhhhh.
I realize just how quickly time goes and I wish I had those swinging park days filled with picnics and 20 questions in the car. They are only little for a short amount of time and doing crafts with kids was always so much fun, from toddlers to their ages today.
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