Soft, fluffy, stretchy, and smells just like the real thing — this fluffy blue cotton candy slime is such a fun sensory play experience!
Blue Cotton Candy Fluffy Slime
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.
My friend and fellow blogger Jennifer and I make so much slime that we actually co-authored a book of slime recipes: The Slime Book. Her signature slime is 3-Ingredient Fluffy Slime and it practically broke the internet last year!
This blue cotton candy slime recipe is similar in texture to that famous fluffy slime, with a couple add-ins to make it extra light and fluffy. Plus, our cotton candy slime smells absolutely amazing, just like the airy spun-sugar treat!
Keep reading for ingredients and step-by-step instructions to make our brand-new Blue Cotton Candy 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 Slime Ingredients
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- 3 cups white glue
- ⅓ cup Instant Snow
- 2 cups Sta-Flo liquid starch
- 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.
How to Make Blue Cotton Candy Slime
First, watch how it’s made in the 1-minute video demo below. Then keep reading for full photo-step-by-step instructions.
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 and hot water — the instant snow 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 in the blue coloring. 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 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, this cotton candy 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 involves a chemical reaction. Some ingredients 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)
Can’t Get Enough Slime??
From seasonal & holiday slime, to glow-in-the-dark slime, theres over 30 recipes for hours of play! Many of them are brand new and never published!
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