Soft slime is no ordinary slime. This slime is soft, chewy, and fun to play with, but the consistency is solid. You can stretch, squeeze, and bend it, and it will still return to its original shape. This type of slime is also soft and not as sticky as other types. So, let's take a minute and make this fun slime.
- cup white glue
- cup shaving cream
- One tablespoon (15 ml) cornstarch flour (such as the Maizena brand)
- Borax (1 tsp.)
- 1 cup hot water
- Lotion (optional)
- cup foaming liquid soap/shower soap (optional)
- Food coloring (optional)
Step 1. Start by making a borax solution
Take 1 tsp. borax powder and add it to 1 cup (250 ml) hot water. Stir until the borax is completely dissolved and set aside for later use.
Step 2. Pour cup (100 ml) of glue into a separate bowl
Step 3. Add cup (100 ml) of shaving cream to the bowl of glue
Step 4. Add cup (100 ml) of foaming soap (optional)
Adding foaming soap will make the slime softer, but this step is not mandatory.
Step 5. Stir until there are no lumps
The result should be thick and creamy, like marsmalo cream.
Step 6. Add 1 tbsp (15 ml) more corn starch (maizena)
The cornstarch will help make the slime thick and hold its shape.
This cornstarch is not mandatory, but if you don't add it, the slime will become more runny and won't hold its shape
Step 7. Stir thoroughly but be careful-but the cornstarch spills easily
Step 8. Add lotion to the slime
To make the slime more elastic, add two large drops of hand lotion to the slime.
This step is not mandatory at this time. You can add them later
Step 9. Add food coloring
Too much food coloring can stain your hands or other surfaces. So, if the food coloring is thick, start with just two drops. Stir well until all the colors are evenly distributed.
Step 10. Add 3 tsp. borax solution into slime. Stir well. Continue adding the borax solution as much as 1-3 tsp. each time, until the slime reaches the right consistency.
Most likely the borax solution will not be used all. Don't add too much borax, as the slime can harden and break. The original recipe used only 6-9 tsp. (50 ml) borax solution
Step 11. Knead the slime
Once the slime has clumped up into balls and is no longer sticking to the bowl, place the slime on a flat surface and knead it with your hands until it's smooth.
If the slime is too sticky, add about 1 tsp. borax solution and knead well
Step 12. Add lotion to the slime to make the slime more elastic
When the slime is soft but not very stretchy, add a few large drops of lotion to the slime. Stir and knead. Do this until the slime is as elastic as you want.
You may need more than 16 large drops of lotion to get the slime's proper elasticity. So, don't hesitate to add a lot of lotion
Step 13. Play with slime
This type of slime is elastic, supple, and fun to play with. Fun slime to keep your hands busy.
- You can use clear glue, but it won't do any good. The slime mixture will no longer be clear after you add the shaving cream. So, it's better to just use ordinary white glue.
- If you're not using borax, don't dilute the borax substitute with water. Just add the substitute ingredients into the slime. Adding the substitute to the water will dissolve it and won't get the slime texture right.
- If you run out of cornstarch, replace it with baby powder.
- If you don't have borax, just make slime using liquid starch, detergent, or contact lens solution.
- The basic ingredients for making soft slime are glue, shaving cream, and borax solution. But the basic ingredients alone won't keep the slime shape and it won't smell good.
- You can use shaving gel for slime. But before adding to the slime mixture, stir the gel to make it foamy and get a soft slime effect.
- If you add glitter, the slime will become stiffer. If you do plan to add glitter, reduce the borax.
- The bigger the container, the longer you can maintain the slime texture.
- Acrylic paint can be used as a substitute for food coloring.
- If you don't have shaving cream, you can use a foaming soap. The result will be the same.
- Store slime in an airtight container when you're not playing with it.
- Always keep the slime in the container, otherwise the slime will dry out.