Slime is squishy and stretchy, which makes it so much fun to play with. There’s nothing relaxing or enjoyable about manipulating rock-hard slime with your fingers! But what makes slime hard?
Your formerly cool slime may become hard either because of a mistake you made in making it, or due to exposure to air. Well, the good news is that, regardless of the cause of your hard slime, there are different ways to make it soft and gooey again.
To make your slime soft and squishy again, you can choose for any of the following options:
● Hot Water
Hot water can effectively soften your slime by dissolving it a bit. Pour the hot water into a bowl and put your slime in the bowl of water. With a spatula or turning stick, stir the slime softly. You might use a few pumps of shaving cream to create a bubbly texture if you’d like.
However, the hot water option may not be suitable if your slime is just a bit hard- it might melt.
This is a no-brainer! Since lotion is known to make the skin soft, it can also bring back the fluffiness of your slime.
Pour a little lotion into a bowl and add a few tablespoons of water. Mix the two ingredients with your hand quickly and put your slime in the bowl. Squish in the mixture, then remove the slime from the bowl and knead it as it gets softer. Add a few drops of peppermint oil or any other type you prefer for a fragrant slime.
● Antibacterial Gel
The antibacterial gel doesn’t only soften your slime, it also makes it antibacterial for a while. Place your hard slime in a larger bowl and add one or two drops of antibacterial gel to the slime. Stir in the gel before you start kneading it to softness.
● Slime Activator
The slime activator option is your best bet if the other options leave you with excess liquid. Pour a few drops of slime activator into your hands and knead your hard slime with them. This will soften your slime, transforming it into a shiny, squishy toy.
Use a little warm water before using the microwave to soften your slime. Pour some warm water into a bowl and put the slime in it. Then, squeeze out all the water before placing the slime in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for about ten seconds- and you have your gooey slime.
How To Store Your Slime
Your slime storage method may be the reason behind its hardening. That’s why knowing the best ways to store your slime is vital. According to renowned slime websites, the best ways to store slime include:
- Storing in a Ziplock bag: Zip the bag halfway, squeeze out all the air inside, and zip it completely.
- Storing in an airtight container
- Storing in the fridge
Proper maintenance allows your slime to remain soft and squishy for weeks, even months. Now that you’ve learned the easy steps to make slime soft again, you can use it for longer. So, what’s holding you back? Head over to our website for your slime!