Will You Be My Valen-SLIME? Valentine’s Day Slime Favours

Valentine s Day Fluffy Slime Favours | Mama Papa Bubba

One thing both Miss G and I just LOVE doing is creating little favours for her classmates on Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.  Okay, and maybe on the last day of school too.  ☺︎  And while we have given other things {these heart balloon valentines are proof}, our go-to is usually play dough or slime.  A) because both are super fun, and B) because they’re something outside of the usual candy / chocolate.

So when I asked Grae what she’d like to make for her friends this time around, I wasn’t at all surprised that her answer was, ‘Little pots of valentine slime?’  Slime is just so much fun (you can see Grae’s very first slime experience here – sweet little nugget!) and her class seems to have a bit of a thing for it this year because Miss G regularly comes home with little bags of slime from friends.  Also, her witch’s brew slime favours went over super well at Halloween, so I’m guessing these ‘Will you be my valen-slime?’ Valentine’s Day fluffy slime favours will too!

I’m so thrilled with how our fluffy slime turned out…  It’s SUUUPER stretchy, not at all sticky, and nice and puffy!  The last time we made little Valentine’s Day slime favours we used regular slime, so it was fun to mix it up this time around.  I wasn’t sure how it would last because of the puffy quality of the slime (achieved using shaving foam), but we have a test batch that we made 13 days ago and it’s still perfect, so you can definitely prepare these slime favours a week or two in advance.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own fluffy slime…

I always provide Amazon links to the products we use because it seems to be quite accessible for most people, but you can get all of these items in stores too, obviously.  Here in the Okanagan, I buy our big bottles of glue for slime making at London Drugs because it always seems to be in stock.  Teachers’ stores are a great place to find it too.  Shave foam in fruity scents seems to be tricky to find sometimes (I find scent of men’s shaving foam to be too much often), but Dollar Tree actually carries two – a berry one and a tropical one.  The liquid food colouring and Borax are easy peasy to find – both are readily available in most grocery stores.

As for how much of everything you’ll need, to make 3 batches of our fluffy slime (which makes 30+ slime favours) we used most of one 950mL bottle of glue, most of one 269g bottle of shave foam, 1.5 teaspoons of Borax (so the tiniest amount), and not enough food colouring to even make a real dent in the bottles.  {Keep reading to find the actual recipe and all of the details on the containers and decorative items.}

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

To make our fluffy slime, we used the exact same method we use to make our regular slime with Borax… First up, we created our ‘Borax solution’ by dissolving a little bit of Borax in hot water.  This is what many people would call the ‘activator’ in this slime recipe.

{On a side note, if you’re unsure of the safety of Borax, I found this article really helpful when I was first going my research.  Now I’m absolutely not a scientist, but based on my understanding, one thing to keep in mind is that almost all actual slime recipes (not ooblecks, edible slimes, etc. – actual slimes) contain some form of Borax.  Even the ones that use contact solution or liquid laundry detergent and claim to be “Borax free”.  The thing that makes those contact solutions and laundry detergents work as a slime activator is either borate, sodium borate, and/or boric acid. It’s  super cheeky, but this video on Borax by Steve Spangler is worth a watch.}

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

With our Borax solution prepared and set aside, Miss G poured some white (pva) school glue into a big bowl.

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Then she added some hot water…

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

And stirred it up well.

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Next up – liquid food colouring!  We made sure to make the glue and water mixture a little darker than we wanted the finished slime because we knew that the shaving foam we’d be adding would take the colour down a few notches.

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Then it was time for the most important ingredient – shaving foam!  The ingredient that puts the ‘fluffy’ into this fluffy slime. :)

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Miss G mixed it in really well, which took a little bit of effort. The only thing you want to be careful of here is not to go too crazy – you want that foam to remain big and fluffy!

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

And then she poured in the Borax solution while I stirred until the mixture began looking stringy and coming together in a mass.  We knew we were done with the stirring bit when the slime began coming off of the sides of the bowl.

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Next  it was time for Miss G to get in there with her hands…  The key to a good slime?  Lots of kneading!  It takes away any remaining stickiness and makes the slime nice and smooth.

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Afterwards, we repeated the process and made a batch of white slime and a batch of purple.

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Check out this stretch!

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

This is 3 finished batches of puffy slime.  Each one will give you approximately 10 slime favours if you use the same containers we did.

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Now onto packing the Valentine’s Day slime favours!  Here’s what we used:

Now once again, the links above are Amazon links, but you can find these items at craft and dollar stores too.  We buy our little portion cups from Dollar Tree and had both the sequins and heart gems on hand, but both were purchased either at Dollarama or Dollar Tree in Vancouver – I forget which one.  The other thing we really like using is mini mason jars {CAN} instead of plastic containers, but I know that many schools don’t allow glass and not all parents feel comfortable with their kids carrying glass jars in their backpacks, so went with plastic…  Miss G makes me feel better about it by telling me that she’s sure her friends reuse the containers for future batches of slime. :D

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Now you can obviously make your favours however you please, but since Miss G wanted a sort of marbled effect, we laid a chunk of each colour of slime out side-by-side…

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

And then stretched it out before sort of swirling them into our plastic portion cups.

One thing to note if you choose to also do multiple colours swirled together, the colours do mix in the containers as they sit.  Miss G was okay with that and still wanted to do the three separate colours, but because we made our slime favours a couple of weeks early, they’ll most likely be a fairly uniform light purpley-pink by the time Valentine’s Day rolls around.  They’ll still be pretty and as long as she’s happy, so am I.

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

With the cups filled with slime, it was time to decorate.  Miss G chose to put a heart gem in the centre of the slime and a little sprinkling of sequins around the edges, which I think looks so pretty and festive!

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Because of the nature of slime, the gems and sequins may sink down into the slime with time, but they’ll be mixed into the slime as soon as the kids play with it for the first time anyways.

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

With our slime favours ready to go, I popped onto my computer and created some little printable labels to add to the container lids.  Since we’re new to the school and we’re already sending SLIME home with each of the kids, I added a little ‘vinegar dissolves slime’ tip should one of G’s classmates get home and get their new slime stuck on their shirt, on the carpet, or in their hair.  No need to be despised by fellow parents just yet. ;)

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

We printed the labels out on white card stock {CAN} and Miss G chose to fill in the little hearts with a very thin layer of white glue before sprinkling glitter on top.  These could also be coloured in with crayon, pencil crayon, or marker, or just left as is.

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Aren’t they cute?

If you’d like to use them, you can find the printable version here:

‘Will you be my valen-SLIME?’ Container Labels

All you have to do is have your kiddo add his or her name (or do it for them) and you’re good to go!

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Then cut them out just outside the dotted line and stick them onto the container lids using little tape rolls, or our personal favourite – Scotch mounting squares {CAN} cut into quarters.

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Aren’t they lovely?

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Miss G is super excited to hand them out to her friends and has already confirmed with her teacher that handing out slime favours on Valentine’s Day is alright {I’d expect nothing less from my little planner}.

Valentine's Day Slime Favours

Super Stretchy, Not Sticky Fluffy Slime 

  • 1/2 cup of hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Borax
  • 1 cup of white school (pva) glue
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • food colouring
  • 3 heaping cups of shaving foam

Using a liquid measuring cup, stir 1/2 a teaspoon of Borax into a 1/2 cup of hot water until it’s completely dissolved.  Set the Borax solution aside.

In a large mixing bowl, fully combine 1 cup of white school glue with 1 cup of hot water.  Add in several drops of liquid food colouring until you’ve created a colour slightly more intense than you want your finished slime to be.  Add in 3 heaping cups of shaving foam (not the gel stuff – the white stuff that puffs up like hair mousse does) and gently stir it into the glue mixture until fully combined.

Next, pour the Borax solution into the glue / water / shave foam mixture and mix vigorously.  Continue mixing until the mixture starts coming together in a stringy mass and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

Knead the slime until its texture is uniform and it’s no longer sticky and voila – your fluffy slime is ready to be played with or packed into little containers as slime favours!  Be sure to always store your slime in an air-tight container at room temperature for the best results.

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4 thoughts on “Will You Be My Valen-SLIME? Valentine’s Day Slime Favours

  1. Thank you for sharing this! The Borax “starter” explanation, and the inclusion of shaving cream to make fluffy slime & the labels! I’m glad I found your blog! Wonderful ideas!

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