Have your kids been begging you to make cloud slime? Have you been wondering what makes it different than ordinary slime? Well, the secret is snow, but not the kind that falls from the sky. This Easy Cloud Slime Recipe feels unlike any other slime. It is stretchy, soft, and textured all at the same time. Find out how to make it and why snow makes all the difference!
Please supervise your kids when making slime and have them wash their hands when they are done playing. Slime is NOT edible.
Easy Cloud Slime Recipe
Cloud slime is also know as snow slime because of the Instant Snow you will use to make it. We have shared How to Make Snow Slime in the past, and the directions are similar to making this easy cloud slime recipe. Instant Snow is a powder that when mixed with water creates a fake snow. It can also be added to slime to create an awesome texture.
To make this Easy Cloud Slime you will need
For each color of slime you will be making:
4-5 drops of food coloring (if you are making multicolored cloud slime, for one batch you can use pink food coloring, and for another batch use purple food coloring).
Directions to make one batch of cloud slime
(If you want to make multi-colored slime like we did, you will make two batches of this slime)
To make the slime, add 5 oz of white glue to a bowl.
Next, add ½ cup of water to the glue in the bowl and add ½ teaspoon of baking soda. Mix the ingredients together.
Now, you will add 1 tablespoon of contact solution to the slime mixture and stir. This will help the slime to form. It will be very sticky at this point, but keep stirring until the slime starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Set aside the slime.
Now it is time to create the snow that will give this cloud slime it’s fluffy texture. Pour the Instant Snow into a separate bowl.
To make the snow, follow the directions on the package of Instant Snow. There are many varieties of Instant Snow and they all have directions on the label for the amounts of snow and water you should use. To make the snow colored, the only thing you need to do is add your food coloring to the water before adding the water to the snow.
Add the colored hot water to the snow in the bowl and watch as it starts to grow. Kids find this fascinating to watch. Stir the snow with a spoon until it becomes fluffy.
Add the colored snow to the slime you have already made and knead. The more you knead this easy cloud slime recipe, the less sticky it will be.
This cloud slime has the coolest texture thanks to the Instant Snow! You won’t be able to stop playing with it.
The fun really starts when you combine the two colors of cloud slime. Add the pink cloud slime to the purple cloud slime and knead to combine.
The resulting color remind me of unicorn slime.
I hope you enjoy playing with this colorful cloud slime!
This slime can be stored in an airtight container if your kids don’t want to play with it right away. After noticing my kids leaving slime everywhere and finding lots of messes, I purchased these containers and they have been a life saver.
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