Do you know what’s the one thing I love about making homemade slime? Okay, well there’s totally more then one thing, but what I love is the versatility of our basic slime recipes! I love that you can make it all year round and give it super cool themes whenever you want with holiday or seasonal inspiration! Of course we had to make a homemade orange pumpkin fluffy slime recipe for fall and/or Halloween.
Sometimes all you need is a festive fall theme slime idea to see what the kiddos will come up with!
Kick off the fall slime making season with a fun theme the kids will LOVE! Science is full of cool ways to create including these homemade fall theme slime ideas. We also have Apples , leaves, and pumpkins and cinnamon scented slimes! This AMAZING soft and squishy pumpkin fluffy slime recipe is a quick and easy fall activity. Throw in a few fake spiders and create a Halloween theme too.
Slime making is even more fun when you add in creative seasonal themes, and I know kids love the novelty of theme activities. Our Elmers Candy Corn Fluffy Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make.
Make sure to print off our Fall Slime Making Challenge to give to the kiddos this season. No one wants to be sad and frustrated when they go to learn how to make slime….
You can also turn the simple orange fluffy slime into a candy corn fluffy slime! Watch the video below.
Check out some of the cool pictures of our slime before you get to the recipe and supplies list below! I can’t help myself with my slime pictures, though orange can be hard to photograph!
I love the texture because it’s thick and squishy, so it makes for amazing sensory play. Once completely mixed, it’s barely sticky and shouldn’t leave a mess on the hands. Though mixing can get a little messy!
It still oozes and and stretches and does all the other cool slime like things that slime does, but it’s just a little thicker. Makes quite a handful too. Find out the science below!
SLIME SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for exploring chemistry with a candy corn theme. Slime is an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too! Mixtures, substances, polymers, cross linking, states of matter, elasticity, and viscosity are just a few of the science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime!
What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activators (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) mix with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking!
The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules with flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state. Until…
When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and thicker and rubberier like slime! Slime is a polymer.
Picture the difference between wet spaghetti and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!
Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!
FLUFFY SLIME TIPS
The base for this candy corn fluffy slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes which is glue, shaving cream, baking soda, and saline solution. Of course you can add food coloring!
Our easy, “how to make” slime recipes will show you how to master slime in 5 minutes! We have spent years tinkering with our 4 now 5 favorite basic slime recipes to make sure you can make the BEST slime every time!
We believe learning how to make slime shouldn’t be disappointing or frustrating! That’s why we want to take the guess work out of making slime!
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We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your fluffy candy corn slime! Make sure to go back and read the slime science above too!
PUMPKIN FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE
We made our fluffy candy corn slime recipe with Elmer’s white washable school glue, shaving cream, and fun colors. Grab some small jars and pretty ribbon to send kids home with a fun fall treat!
If you want to see what else you can mix into slime and how to make awesome slime ideas all year round, check out our Ultimate Slime Guide Book. It’s the perfect accessory and comes with some great slime freebies as well!
FLUFFY SLIME INGREDIENTS
NOTE: You can absolutely make this with any of our regular slime recipes if you don’t want to make fluffy slime. The look will be just as fun and you can substitute white glue for clear glue for more vivid colors.
Regular saline solution slime, liquid starch slime, or borax slime recipes will all work wonderfully!
As I mentioned above, this uses our fluffy basic slime recipe. Make sure to read through our RECOMMENDED SLIME SUPPLIES list to see what we like to use.
1/2 cup of Elmer’s White Glue
3 Cups of Foam Shaving Cream
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp of saline solution (see recommended slime supplies for brands and we do not suggest contact solution)
Basic slime recipe cheat sheet printable (bottom of page)
Measure out the shaving cream! It’s not an exact measurement because it’s hard to fill the cup completely without going over. Usually I just end up with a big mound. I can usually make 4 fluffy slime recipes per can of shaving cream.
You can use regular food coloring from the grocery store baking aisle or you can use specialty colors like the one below which I have linked to in the supply list. I just love the extra color options, but you can mix your own with the regular bottles.
You will need a good amount of color to get orange fluffy slime since you are mixing it with a whole lot of white shaving cream. Add in a bit of color theory too!
Time to add the glue to the shaving cream! Although you can use clear glue, you will not end up with a clear fluffy slime due to the shaving cream.
PVA glue is the backbone of the slime. Once mixed with the slime activator, you end up with awesome oozing slimy goodness.
Adding baking soda is how you help to firm the slime. We have experimented with different amounts to achieve different consistencies. Set yourself up a science experiment with slime and try it out!
BEST SLIME ACTIVATORS
Add in your slime activator (baking soda and saline solution) to complete the chemical reaction you read about above in the science behind the slime section. If you scrolled past it, go back and read it with your kids!
You can also learn more about all our favorite slime activators here. Keep in mind that liquid starch, saline solution, and borax powder are all in the boron family. Neither of these ingredients are truly borax free.
Make sure to whip it up your pumpkin fluffy slime recipe really well until it has pulled away from the sides and starts to form a ball shape or blob shape!
A good trick is to drip a few drops of solution onto your hands before you pick up the slime to knead it. That way it will be less sticky as you start out!
Make sure to knead your fluffy slime well, and it will form a smooth texture that is nice and stretchy. It should’t be sticky after well kneaded.
Our slime recipes are so easy to change up with different themes for holidays, seasons, favorite characters, or special occasions. Saline solution is always super stretchy and makes for great sensory play and science with the kids!
SHAVING CREAM SLIME RECIPE FOR MAKING PUMPKIN FLUFFY SLIME
STEP 1: Add 3 cups of foam shaving cream to a bowl.
STEP 2: Add food coloring as desired.
STEP 3: Mix in a 1/2 cup of Elmer’s white glue (washable school glue).
STEP 3: Stir in 1/2 tsp baking soda
STEP 4: Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until slime forms and pulls away from sides of bowl. This is exactly how much you will need with the Target Sensitive Eyes brand!
If your slime still feels too sticky, you may need a few more drops of saline solution. As I mentioned above, start by squirting a few drops of the solution onto your hands and kneading your slime longer. You can always add but you can’t take away. Saline solution is preferred over contact solution.
Go ahead and try to shape it like a pumpkin!
STORING YOUR SLIME
Slime lasts quite awhile! I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. We use reusable containers in either plastic or glass. Make sure to keep your slime clean and it will last for several weeks. I love the deli style containers in my recommended slime supplies list here.
Note: Fluffy slime with shaving cream will loose some of it’s fluff due to the foam shaving losing air over time. However, it’s still tons of fun afterwards.
If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store or grocery store or even Amazon. For large groups we have used condiment containers as seen here.
Want to have all our basic recipes handy and in one place? Use the button just below to download your free slime recipes cheat sheet pages. We also have an awesome MASTER YOUR SLIME training series going on here.
SIMPLE PUMPKIN FLUFFY SLIME RECIPE FOR KIDS!
MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!
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CANDY CORN FLUFFY SLIME IS JUST ONE OF OUR MANY FALL SLIMES!
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