Based on cloud slime recipes, this blue cotton candy cloud slime is soft, fluffy, stretchy, and smells just like the delicious candy treat!
Easy Cotton Candy Cloud Slime (With Video!)
Who else loves cotton candy?!
Whenever we go to a local festival or event, our family usually gets a bag to share — there’s just something so fun about the fluffy, cotton-like texture and how it melts on your tongue! (Plus, I love the smell!)
You know what else is a lot of fun??
Cotton candy slime!!
The girls and I have been making lots of different unique slime recipes for a couple years now, and each time we try a new recipe it is always an exciting experience.
This blue cotton candy fluffy slime recipe is a variation of fluffy cloud slime and smells absolutely amazing, just like the airy spun-sugar treat!
What is Cloud Slime?
Cloud slime is a fluffy slime recipe that uses instant snow instead of shaving cream to achieve a light, airy texture.
Because of it’s soft and fluffy cloud look and feel, we knew cloud slime would make the perfect base for cotton candy slime! The result is a unique cloud slime recipe that looks, feels, and smells just like a big ball of cotton candy!
Keep reading for ingredients and step-by-step instructions to make our amazing Blue Cotton Candy Cloud Slime recipe!
Note: While we make lots of edible slime recipes, this is NOT one of them. It smells like the real thing, but do not taste this cotton candy slime. (NOT edible)
Cotton Candy Cloud Slime Ingredients
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- 3 cups white glue
- ⅓ cup Instant Snow Powder
- 2 cups Sta-Flo liquid starch (this will be our slime activator)
- ⅔ cup hot water
- Neon blue soap dye or food coloring
- Blue Cotton Candy fragrance
TIP: Avoid off-brand white glue and stick to the classic Elmer’s. For some reason, many of the generic brands simply don’t work well in slime recipes.
What is Instant Snow?
Instant snow is similar to the absorbent material used to make disposable baby diapers. It expands rapidly when you add water to it and almost has a texture like kinetic sand.
When combined with a fluffy slime recipe, instant snow makes a super light and extra fluffy slime that is a sensory dream!
How to Make Cotton Candy Cloud Slime
Grab a free printable copy of our cotton candy cloud slime recipe and 1-minute video demo below the photo directions.
TIP: If you’re new to slime, try making our basic liquid starch slime first to get the hang of it. This easy 2-ingredient recipe forms the basis for many of our slimes, like this fluffy slime.
Pour white glue into a large container for mixing.
Slowly add the Sta-Flo one teaspoon at a time, mixing between each spoonful. This is your slime activator (this recipe is a liquid starch slime).
Knead your slime — don’t worry if it is still sticky at this point, that’s normal.
In a second mixing bowl, combine the instant snow powder and hot water — the instant snow powder will expand and “puff” up.
Add instant snow to your first mixing bowl with white glue slime and knead well.
TIP: If slime is still sticky, add more liquid starch 1-2 Tablespoons at a time until slime no longer sticks to hands.
Mix and add blue food coloring or soap dye. Start with 2-3 drops and add one drop at a time until you’ve achieved a rich blue.
TIP: We used this food-grade soap dye because it is non-toxic and creates a vibrant colored slime that won’t stain hands.
Add 2-4 drops of cotton candy scent and continue kneading until all food coloring and fragrance is thoroughly incorporated.
Store in an airtight container to extend the life of your cotton candy slime.
Slime Safety Tips
Slime is lots of fun and a wonderful sensory experience for kids! However, it’s important to make sure to follow all slime safety recommendations:
- While it smells just like the real thing and uses food coloring, this cotton candy fluffy cloud slime is not edible. Please do not taste or eat.
- Always supervise children when making and playing with any slime recipe.
- As with many slime recipes, this cloud slime recipe involves a chemical reaction. Some ingredients, in particular the slime activator, may cause irritation to sensitive skin. Wash hands thoroughly after play.
- Read this first: click here to read all of our tips to make slime safely.
For glue-free slime alternatives, check out our complete guide: How to Make Slime (without Glue or Borax)
Learn to Master Slime
There are three starter slime recipes that form the base for hundreds of awesome slime variations, like this Cotton Candy Slime. Once you master these basic recipes, you can make almost anything!
Grab a free printable copy of our cotton candy cloud slime recipe:
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Cotton Candy Cloud Slime (with Video)
- 3 cups white school glue
- 1/3 cup liquid starch
- 1/3 cup instant snow
- 2/3 cup warm water
- blue food coloring
- cotton candy fragrance
- Pour white glue into a large container for mixing.
- Slowly add the liquid starch one teaspoon at a time, stirring with each spoonful.
- Knead slime by hand - it may still be sticky at this point.
- In a second mixing bowl, combine the instant snow and hot water — the instant snow will expand and "puff" up.
- Add instant snow to your first mixing bowl with white glue slime and stir until you can't stir with a spoon anymore, then knead by hand.
- TIP: If slime is still sticky, add more liquid starch 1-2 Tablespoons at a time until slime no longer sticks to hands.
- Mix in the blue coloring. Start with 2-3 drops and add one drop at a time until you've achieved a rich blue.
- Add 2-4 drops of cotton candy scent and continue kneading until all coloring and fragrance is thoroughly incorporated.
- Store in an airtight container to extend the life of your cotton candy slime.
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