DIY, Crafts + Home/ Kid Friendly Recipes

The Ultimate Slime Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser all® free clear. Ideas, opinions and slime recipe are mine alone. #allfreeclearclean #CollectiveBias

We are taking a break from the food for a day to create a little kitchen fun with homemade slime. If you have never made slime, you have been missing out on a ton of homemade fun! We are going to give you step-by-step instructions on how to make the Ultimate Slime Recipe with two versions: Fluffy and Super-Stretchy.

A large bundle of purple slime with glitter in it

Bonus: Both of these slime recipes are created with products developed for people with sensitive skin. You see, members of our family, including my youngest, suffer from skin allergies and eczema. I’ve found that other types of slime my daughter has played with have caused reactions. This one did not!

*If your child suffers from serious skin allergies, please consult a doctor and use your best judgment before trying these recipes. We can only share with you our experience and cannot guarantee the reaction your child may have.

all free clear laundry detergent

One of the ways we help fight our family’s skin is by using all® free clear laundry detergent. Available in both all® free clear Liquid Detergent and all® free clear Mighty Pacs®, this detergent is 100% free of perfumes and dyes. Plus it is hypoallergenic and removes 99% of household allergens in the laundry.

And it came in very handy in cleaning up all of our laundry messes after this project. Bonus: It is the #1 Recommended Detergent by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians for sensitive skin.

Pick up all® free clear laundry detergent at your local Target, along with everything else needed to make this fun indoor activity.

Ultimate Slime #1 – Glitter Cloud Fluffy Slime

Fluffy slime ingredients with sparkly blue star glitter

This slime recipe was my favorite. It looks like a big ball of marshmallow fluff, but without the icky-sticky. We made a couple of batches of this one. One with pink glitter hearts and one with blue glitter stars. We are all about the pretty glitter in our house.

Supply List for Fluffy Slime:

  • White school glue (non-toxic)
  • Water
  • White fluffy shaving cream (sensitive skin formula, unscented preferred)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Liquid dish soap (clear, sensitive formula preferred)
  • Saline solution (sensitive eyes formula)

Exact amounts can be found at the bottom of this post.

All laundry detergent at local Target store

How to Make Fluffy Slime Step-by-Step:

  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the glue and water until smooth.
  • Fold in the shaving cream and glitter.
  • Slowly stir in the dish soap.
  • Add the saline solution and stir quickly.
  • Stir until the slime pulls together and pulls aways from the edges of the bowl.
  • Gather the fluffy slime in your hands and knead it until it firms up.
  • Add more saline solution if needed.

A big glob of fluffy white slime with pink heart glitter

Ultimate Slime #2 – Super-Stretchy Shiny Slime

My daughter said this version is her favorite slime of all time. This recipe makes a big stretchy batch of slime that you can pull and stretch for hours.

Big blog of purple slime with glitter

Supply List for Super-Stretchy Slime

  • White school glue (non-toxic)
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Lotion (unscented, sensitive skin formula)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Liquid dish soap (clear, sensitive formula preferred)
  • Saline solution (sensitive eyes formula)

Blue glitter stretchy slime being stretched

How to Make Super-Stretchy Slime Step-by-Step:

  • In a large plastic bowl, stir together the glue, baking soda until smooth.
  • Stir in the food coloring, lotion, glitter until combined.
  • Slowly add the liquid dish soap.
  • Add the saline solution a squirt or two at a time and stir quickly.
  • Gather the slime in your hands and knead and pull it like taffy.
  • Add more saline solution while kneading and stretching if needed.

A turquoise blue knot of homemade stretchy slime

Check out our Fun Unicorn Sugar Scrub DIY. So fun!

I have to admit, I had a lot more fun making slime than I thought I would. Such a fun activity with the kids that doesn’t involve the computer or a gadget, right?

Here are more tips from us to you on getting that perfect slime you are looking for:

  • Use warm water, it helps the ingredients come together better.
  • Don’t use very much food coloring. Just a little will give it a tint without staining your hands.
  • Do not combine the ingredients out of order, especially the saline solution.
  • To keep the slime fresh, store in an air-tight plastic container when not in use.
  • Feel free to experiment with different amounts.
  • There will be variations in the outcome of the slime based on the specific products you use.

Blue Slime

Making your own slime is perfect for:

  • Rainy + snowy days
  • Spring break + Fall Break activity
  • Sensory play idea
  • Science experiments
  • Birthday parties and sleepovers
  • Anytime your kids say “I’m bored.”

Containers of several colors of slime

So grab your ingredients, glue and glitter and make these two Ultimate Slime Recipes with your family. They will love it, and who knows, maybe you will, too.

For clean up, all® Free Clear can help you Live More, Worry Less. Spend more time getting messy and living life with your family rather than worrying about irritating ingredients.

Looking for more fun DIY, home and craft ideas?

Braided Rope Dog Leash DIY

Easy Football Party Banner

72 Life Changing Uses for Baking Soda

Back to School Teacher’s Gift

Love this post? Sign up for the Buy This Cook That Newsletter for a weekly email of new content. You can also follow us on FacebookPinterestTwitter and Instagram for our latest + greatest ideas.

4.34 from 3 votes

The Ultimate Slime Recipe - Two Versions

A fantastic and fun slime recipe for kids with sensitive skin. We've got two versions for you: Fluffy and Super-Stretchy. Does not contain Borax.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Author Buy This Cook That

Buy This

For the Fluffy Slime

  • 1/2 cup white school glue non-toxic
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3 cups white fluffy shaving cream sensitive skin formula
  • 1 tablespoon glitter optional
  • 1/4 cup liquid dish soap clear, sensitive formula
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons saline solution sensitive eye formula

For the Super-Stretchy Slime

  • 1 cup white school glue non-toxic
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 - 2 drops food coloring optional
  • 1 tablespoon glitter optional
  • 2 tablespoons lotion unscented, sensitive skin formula
  • 2 tablespoons liquid dish soap clear, sensitive formula
  • several squirts saline solution sensitive eye formula

Cook That

For the Fluffy Slime

  1. In a medium-sized plastic bowl, stir together the glue and water until smooth.

  2. Fold in the shaving cream and glitter until combined.

  3. Slowly stir in the dish soap.

  4. Quickly add the saline solution and stir quickly until the slime pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

  5. Gather the slime into your hands and knead for a minute or two until it firms up and no longer sticks to your hands. 

For the Super-Stretchy Slime

  1. In a large-sized plastic bowl, stir together the glue, baking soda and water until smooth.

    A large bundle of purple slime with glitter in it
  2. Add the lotion, food coloring and glitter and stir until well combined.

  3. Slowly stir in the dish soap.

  4. Squirt in several squirts of saline solution and stir quickly.

  5. When the slime starts to come together and pull away from the sides of the bowl, gather it in your hands. This slime is much stickier and stretchier than the fluffy version.

  6. Pull and knead the slime like taffy, working in more saline solution as you go until it is the desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

DO NOT EAT. This is not for internal consumption.

If you are unsure this is safe for your child, please consult a medical professional. 


Store in air-tight plastic container or plastic bag when not in use.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    June 30, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Does liquid detergent still work? I love to make slime like you and I’m also tried slime with detergent and it really worked for me. Thanks

    • Reply
      July 4, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      It worked for us. We had to play with the amount to get it to turn out like we wanted it. Anytime we added too much, though, you can tell it doesn’t come together right. But that’s the fun part about making slime…experimenting! Enjoy!

  • Reply
    August 12, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    I highly recommend this slime recipe. I could not find it for a while, and tried several different recipes, and none lived up to this recipe, and when I found it, it was like Christmas had come early, no joke!

    • Reply
      August 13, 2018 at 11:05 am

      Thanks! My daughter loved it. It makes a good amount and is super stretchy.

  • Reply
    December 1, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Why is it runny? I made homemade saline solution – was that the problem?

    • Reply
      December 3, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      I’ve never made it with homemade saline solution…that very well could be the issue. I used store-bought.

      You might be able to use the homemade solution, but add just a little at a time until it gets to the right consistency.

    Leave a Reply