Slime Care 101
DIY slime is a fun and popular activity for kids and adults alike. It's stretchy, gooey, and can be customized with different colors, charms, beads, and more! Check out Raw Essentials' add-ons for slime here.
However, sometimes DIY slime can dry out or become too sticky over time, making it less enjoyable to play with. Here are some tips on how to make DIY slime last longer:
Store slime properly. One of the main reasons that slime can dry out or become too sticky is because it is not stored properly. To make your slime last longer, store it in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. This will prevent air from getting in and drying out the slime. Keep slime away from direct sunlight and heat, which can also cause it to dry out. Check out this container from our store.
Use the right ingredients. Using the right ingredients is key to making slime that lasts. Make sure to use a slime activator that is appropriate for the type of glue you are using. Borax and liquid starch are common slime activators, but you can also use contact lens solution or laundry detergent (we have personally, not tried these yet). Be sure to measure the ingredients accurately to get the right consistency.
Don't over-activate slime. Over-activating slime can cause it to become too hard or rubbery. If you add too much slime activator, the slime will lose its stretchiness and become brittle. Start by adding a small amount of slime activator and mix well, then gradually add more until you reach the desired consistency.
Add moisturizing ingredients. Adding moisturizing ingredients to your slime can help it last longer and stay soft and stretchy. Try adding a small amount of lotion, baby oil, or glycerin to the slime mixture before adding the slime activator. This will help keep the slime hydrated and prevent it from drying out.
Knead slime regularly. Regularly kneading your slime can help it stay soft and stretchy. Take the slime out of its container and knead it with your hands for a few minutes, then put it back in the container. Repeat this process every few days to keep the slime in good condition.
Have fun with slime-making!
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