The Perfect DIY Shaving Cream Slime

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My kids love making slime all. the. time. They have made the Perfect DIY Shaving Cream Slime recipe and make it over and over! Grab your shaving cream and let’s make some slime together!

Making Slime with Shaving Cream

My girls (especially my oldest) LOVE science and experimenting at home. My mom gave us a book full of science experiments to do together this year and it is one of their favorite things.

Whether you homeschool or not, This saline solution slime is perfect for kids as a science and sensory play activity.

I get stressed out easily when my kids are making a mess in my kitchen (which happens often, haha!) But this is pretty contained in one big bowl (and as you can see, you can bring the fun outside too).

What does activation mean when making shaving cream slime?

When making shaving cream slime, “activation” refers to the process of transforming the mixture of glue, shaving cream, and other ingredients into a cohesive and stretchy slime. Activation typically involves the addition of a slime activator, which is a solution that helps bind the ingredients together and create the desired slime consistency.

The most common slime activators used in DIY slime recipes are contact lens solution or borax solution (we are using contact solution because it is safer for kids). These solutions contain ingredients that react with the glue to form a polymer network, resulting in the formation of slime. When added to the glue and shaving cream mixture, the activator helps cross-link the molecules in the glue, causing it to thicken and become slime-like in texture.

It’s important to add the activator slowly and gradually while mixing the ingredients together to achieve the desired slime consistency. Adding too much activator can result in stiff or rubbery slime, while adding too little may result in a sticky or runny mixture. Finding the right balance of activator is key to creating the perfect shaving cream slime that is stretchy, fluffy, and fun to play with!

TIP: After you mix in everything, Use your hands to really kneed it to make it come together well.

Making Shaving Cream Slime

One thing that can be frustrating with at home experiments is the ingredients – Right? The recipe may call for some weird thing that you have to special order or something. No need for that! It is easy to make this slime with common ingredients like glue, shaving cream, and saline solution.

Here are all the ingredients you need to make Shaving Cream Slime:

4 oz of Elmer’s Glue

1 cup of Regular Shaving Cream

Contact Solution

1/2 tsp of Baking Soda is optional

Additional materials optional (e.g., mixing bowls, spoons, food coloring, glitter).

How to Make Slime with Shaving Cream


4 oz of Elmer’s Glue

1 cup of Regular Shaving Cream

Contact Solution

1/2 tsp of Baking Soda is optional


STEP 1: Add one bottle of Elmer’s Glue to a large bowl. (Optional to mix in a few drops of food coloring)

STEP 2: Next, add a 1/2 cup of Shaving Cream to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Add 1/2 tsp of baking soda.

STEP 3: Add in another 1/2 cup of shaving cream and mix in well.

STEP 4: Slowly Add 1 tablespoon of the saline solution to the mixture and start whipping!

STEP 5: Once you get the mixture thoroughly whipped and incorporated, you can pull it out with your hands!

STEP 6: Spend a few minutes kneading the slime and add more saline solution if it is too sticky.

Then enjoy! My girls had so much fun with this!


Shaving Cream Slime SAFETY NOTES 

Learning how to make homemade slime is totally worth it and your kids will love it! Let’s remember that slime is still a science experiment and every science experiment should be adult supervised.

If you kids are young, be in charge of the ingredients and do the mixing. DO NOT substitute ingredients (so you don’t get an unexpected reaction!) Wash hands thoroughly.

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The Perfect Shaving Cream Slime

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