As you may have seen in my last post, I suggested making slime as a thing to do when you’re bored over a break from school. Well, there I was, bored on a break from school (and with a friend) and we decided to try to make “fluffy slime”. Here’s how it went:
The Supplies: We used in this test shaving cream, saline solution, Elmer’s white glue, baking soda, cornstarch, food colouring, and flour (yes… flour).
The Results: We stared by following the tutorial from WhatsUpMoms, and let’s just say it didn’t turn out well. We ended up with a slimy blue liquid that while fun to play with wasn’t fluffy or very mouldable. We tried a lot of methods to make it more solid, even adding flour to, it but nothing worked. To be fair, we didn’t exactly follow the instructions and had to replace the borax used in the video with baking soda. I think the biggest flaw with this recipe was the large amount of liquid used (1/2 a cup of water + saline solution).
We then tried the tutorial from Kamri Noel, and followed the recipe exactly. This one worked much better and produced stretchy, fluffy slime that didn’t stick to hands. This recipe was better as it didn’t require borax (an ingredient many crafters and parents try to avoid). The result was a pastel pink slime that’s fun to squish, rip, and mould!
Overall, this was a fun craft project/experiment and I’d recommend it to anyone looking to make slime! It makes a great stress ball and fiddle toy!