Bored Kiddos? Make This Easy 3-Ingredient Puffy Slime

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hand holding yellow puffy diy slime in front of elmer's glue

Do your kids LOVE making slime? 🙋‍♀️

Mine definitely do! I’m sharing our latest favorite DIY for how to make puffy slime that’s a little thicker than traditional slime and needs just three main ingredients.

This is such a fun activity that would be perfect for rainy days with the kiddos!

using shaving cream to make puffy slime

Hip tips for creating DIY puffy slime:

  • If you find that your slime is still too sticky after a bit of stretching, you can try adding a little more shaving foam as a fix.
  • To store the puffy slime, I like using small condiment containers. They’re perfect for the kiddos to take small batches for fun on the go!

supplies for diy puffy slime

adding liquid starch to bowl for diy puffy slime recipe

measuring cup full of Elmer's glue

green slime being stirred in a glass bowl

fingers stretching green slime

DIY Puffy Slime




In a bowl, stir together glue and liquid starch. Add any food coloring if desired.


Add shaving foam and stir well.


Keep stirring until solid slime forms. If it’s too wet or sticky, just keep stirring and manipulate with hands. You can also add more shaving foam until it gets to the consistency you like.

hand holding cup of green slime

Such a simple 3-ingredient slime DIY!

This is such a great craft for kids to make with only a few ingredients and nearly no time at all. Feel free to customize with your favorite colorings or scents if desired.

diy slime using glitter glue

Here’s a batch I made using pink Glitter Glue!

I love that this recipe is very forgiving with exact amounts! To make the second batch, I only had 1 cup of glitter glue and I just sort of eye-balled the other two ingredients without measuring closely. It actually turned out great!

slime recipe for puffy slime

After you’re done playing with the slime, store it in a covered jar, Tupperware, or plastic bag and it will keep for a while! My kids love making this with their friends. I’ve got to say that I actually like joining in too!


kids playing with slime

Check out these other fun and easy slime ideas!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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  1. Jess

    Thanks Lina, always like simple fun crafts with the children!

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