What is a slime activator, and how should it be used?
- Using a slime activator is necessary to create and maintain the chemical reaction that results in slime.
- Before playing with your slime, carefully touch it to test if it is sticky.
- If it is sticky add tiny amounts (drops) of slime activator at a time.
- BE CAREFUL: slime can get overactivated quickly.
How to make your very own slime Activator:
- Take the activator dust that is included in your order.
- Measure 2 cups of warm water and add your activator dust (alternatively you can only measure 1 cup of water and add half of your activator dust (1/2 teaspoon).
- Stir until all of the powder is fully dissolved. Done!
- cool temperatures because it will keep it nice and non-sticky.
- clean hands because they will keep it clean and germ-free.
- to be stored in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out.
- small amounts of activator every now and then.
Slime doesn’t like...
- warm temperatures because it will make it sticky.
- dirty hands because they will make it dirty and germy.
- fabric of any kind because it will stick to it.
- to be left outside of its container for too long because it will cause it to dry out.
Help, my slime is sticky!
- As the chemical reaction that results in slime weakens, it causes your slime to become sticky or even liquifed (this is called “underactivated” slime).
- EASY FIX: Re-activate your slime by adding small amounts of activator and kneading it in until the desired slime texture is achieved.
- CAUTION: Only add small amounts of activator at a time to prevent your slime from getting overactivated and therefore hard and stiff.
Help, my slime is stiff!
- Your slime can become hard and stiff by adding too much activator.
- Three EASY FIX options:
- Knead in PVA glue (e.g. Elmer’s Glue)
- Knead in some lotion or baby oil (not recommended for clear slime)
- Knead in some warm water until your slime is nice and soft again
Help, my slime is not clear anymore!
- Clear slime normally becomes cloudy and bubbly after playing with it.
- EASY FIX: Simply give your slime some rest and don’t touch it for a couple of hours/days (depending on the amount of bubbles). This process can be sped up by keeping your slime in a warm place.
Help, I left my slime out overnight and it turned hard!
- Depending on how hard your slime is you might be able to rescue it by adding warm water, lotion, or baby oil (see “Help, my slime is stiff” section).
- If all of that doesn’t work you will have to say goodbye to your slime :(
Help, my slime got in contact with fabric and sticks to it!
- EASY FIX: Since slime is water-soluble it can easily be removed from fabric by washing it in your washing machine or carefully rubbing it out with a wet cloth.
- DO not eat slime! (in case of ingestion call the American Association of Poison Control at +1 800-222-1222)
- Avoid contact with eyes, mouth and nose. In case of contact wash thoroughly with water!
- Keep away from clothes, carpet, furniture, pets, and hair!
- Do not use if you have a wound, swelling or eczema on your hands or arms!
- Do not use if you show symptoms such as a rash or itchiness after playing with slime!
- Always wash your hands before and after handling slime!