How To Make Cloud Slime: 4 DIY Tutorials You Can Do At Home

How To Make Cloud Slime: 4 DIY Tutorials You Can Do At Home

Want to know how to make fluffy slime? You’ve come to the right place! Fluffy and stretchy cloud slime is all the rage right now. The good news is that you can make this stuff at home with a few ingredients. Hurrah! It's one of our favourite activities for bored kids.

If you want to keep your kids busy with some messy play for the day, whipping up a batch of homemade slime is the answer. In this guide, we will give you not one but four ways to make DIY cloud slime.

How to make cloud slime

Want to know how to make cloud slime? Whipping up a batch of basic DIY slime is much easier than you might imagine. The whole thing takes less than 10 minutes to complete. What’s more, once you know how to get it right, you will be able to make this concoction again and again. Ready to get started?

1. How to make cloud slime with liquid starch

Before you begin this project, you should get your hands on the right ingredients. To make basic slime, you only need three ingredients. Here’s what you need to know:

Ingredients

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Sealable box

Directions

  1. Start by pouring the 100ml of white school glue into a bowl.
  2. Next, add the liquid starch. If you don’t have any starch available, you can substitute it for other ingredients, such as saline solution.
  3. Mix the two ingredients together with a spoon. At this point, you can check how sticky the cloud slime feels. You may need to add more scratch to get the right consistency.
  4. Make the instant snow. You should follow the exact direction on the instant snow packet to make the mixture and allow the required time.
  5. Pour the instant snow into the glue and starch mixture. Use your hands to knead the ingredients together for a few minutes.
  6. When you are happy with the consistency of the cloud slime, store it in a sealable box. The DIY slime should keep for a few days, after which it may dry out.

2. How to make cloud slime with styrofoam

If you can’t get your hands on instant snow, don’t panic. Luckily, there is another option. You can use Styrofoam instead of instant snow. Using the former means that the DIY slime will last longer than a few days. You can expect this cloud slime to last around a week without drying out. If you’re itching to make your slime, here’s what you should know.

Ingredients

Equipment

  • Spoon
  • Two bowls
  • Sealable box

Directions

  1. Again, you should start by pouring the 100ml of white school glue into a bowl.
  2. Next, you need to add the liquid starch to the bowl and mix it well.
  3. Pour the Styrofoam balls into the bowl with the glue and starch mixture.
  4. Use your hands to knead the foam pieces into the mixture. When you’re happy with the consistency of the cloud slime, put it in a sealable box. It will keep for roughly a week.

3. How to make fluffy cloud slime

Fancy making your cloud slime extra fluffy? If you want to give your DIY slime some extra bounce, there’s a simple way to do just that. There are many different types of slime that you can make, and this recipe is always strikingly popular. Adding one additional ingredient into the mix means that your slime is fluffy and even more cloud-like.

Before you get started, you should ensure that you have some shaving cream to hand. White shaving cream will work the best as it won’t change the colour of the DIY slime. Go ahead and raid the bathroom cabinet. Once you’ve got that, here’s what you need to do.

Ingredients

  • 400ml of white school glue
  • 200ml of white shaving cream
  • 100ml of liquid starch
  • 40ml of instant snow

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Cup
  • Spoon
  • Sealable box

Directions

  1. Pour 400ml of white school glue into a bowl.
  2. Next, put the 200ml of white shaving cream into the same bowl.
  3. Use a spoon to gently fold the shaving cream into the white school glue.
  4. Add the 100ml of liquid starch to the bowl and stir it into the mixture.
  5. In a separate cup, make the instant snow mixture. Again, you should follow the exact directions on the packet and leave the correct amount of time.
  6. Add the instant snow to the mixture and use your hands to knead it well.
  7. When you are happy with the consistency of the fluffy cloud slime, put it in the sealable box to store. The DIY slime will keep for a few days.

4. How to make colourful cloud slime

Want to add some colour to the mix? You’ve got it! Making colourful cloud slime is super simple. All you have to do is add a couple of drops of food colouring into the mixture. When you’ve done that, ensure that you stir well to get a consistent colour throughout. If you’re ready to make a colourful concoction, here’s exactly what you need to do.

Ingredients

  • 100ml of white school glue
  • 50ml of liquid starch
  • 100ml of instant snow
  • 1 tsp food colouring

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Sealable box

Directions

  1. Once again, start by pouring the 100ml of white school glue into a bowl.
  2. Add the liquid starch and mix the two ingredients together. If the consistency feels too sticky at this point, you may need to add more starch.
  3. Add a teaspoon of food colouring and stir it into the mixture.
  4. Next, make the instant snow. Follow the exact direction on the instant snow packet to make the mixture and allow the correct time.
  5. Pour the instant snow into the glue and starch mixture. Knead the ingredients together for a few minutes until you’re happy with the consistency.
  6. Once you’ve made the cloud slime, store it in a sealable box. The DIY slime should keep for a few days, after which it may dry out. 

Pro tip: Mix together two colours to make a cool look. Feel free to experiment with different styles that you and your family will love!

We hope you loved our cloud slime recipes. Next, why not find out how to get slime out of clothes? We hope you won't need to know this, but it's always good to have peace of mind in case disaster strikes! It's one of those cleaning tips all parents should know. We've also got plenty more ways to keep kids busy at the weekend or, if the weather is nice, some lovely garden activities

For more slime recipes, check out how to make oobleck without cornstarch and how to make slime with a glue stick.

Q&A

What is cloud slime?

Cloud slime is exactly what it sounds like… it’s a form of slime that looks like a cloud. This stuff is super fun to play with as it has a unique texture. When you’ve whipped up a batch of this DIY slime, you can mess around with it for a few days or even a week. Fun!

Is cloud slime safe to eat?

No! When you have made your cloud slime, you need to make sure that your kids don’t eat it. The ingredients in this mixture could be harmful when ingested. Make sure you prioritise your kids’ health when they are playing with the stuff. Adult supervision is crucial!

Where can I get instant snow?

Never heard of instant snow before? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. You can get this mixture from most DIY and craft shops. You can also buy it online at stores, such as Amazon and Pound Shop. Be sure to shop around and find the right price for you!

Is instant snow and spray snow the same?

No! Instant snow and spray snow are two different things. You cannot use spray snow in any of the cloud slime recipes. If you can’t lay your hands on any instant snow, there are other options. For example, you can use Styrofoam instead (see recipe number two).

How do you make cloud slime without Borax?

As you can see from our recipes, you don’t need Borax to make DIY slime. Instead, our guides use easy-to-find ingredients including white school glue, instant snow, Styrofoam, liquid starch and food colouring. Simple.

How do you make cloud slime unique?

Want to customise your cloud slime? There are plenty of ways to do just that! You can either add some food colouring into the mixture or add something else, like glitter. You might want to experiment and make themed DIY slime. For example, you could make some colourful unicorn slime using pink colouring and glitter!

We hope you have fun making our cloud slime recipes! Let us know which one you'll be trying in the comments below.

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