How to Soften Slime
Slime! It's stretchy and glossy in all the right ways. It's perfect for stress relief, and it makes fun sounds. But now you've pulled your slime out of its container only to find it's hard as a rock. Fortunately, we have a few tricks up your sleeve that you can use to turn your slime like-new again.
Short Video: How to Soften Slime
The easiest way to soften slime is to add a liquid agent like water, antibacterial gel, or hand lotion to it, then knead the slime with your fingers. Start out by adding just a spoonful or two of the liquid, then knead the slime until it's fully absorbed. If the consistency is still harder than you'd like, add a little more of the liquid and knead the slime again. You can also let the slime soak in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes, then microwave it in a heat-safe dish for about 10 seconds to soften it up!
Using Simple Methods to Soften Slime
Add a bit of water.Sounds too simple, right? But it's true, some slimes can be revived this way. Put the slime in a bowl, and add a small amount of water to it. You likely won't need more than spoonful. Then just knead away until the slime softens.
Pour in some antibacterial gel.Another way to soften slime is to add a drop or two of antibacterial gel. The brand doesn't matter. Place the slime in a bowl, and just drip the gel in. Use a spoon to stir it in as well as you can. Then you can knead it until soft. Bonus, now your slime will be bacteria-free (for a while, anyway).
- You can add more gel if it doesn't soften on the first try.
Moisten it with lotion.Lotion keeps your skin nice and soft, and it can do the same for your slime. Go figure! Just put a spoonful or two in a bowl (four or five pumps if your lotion comes with a pump). Add a splash of water, and mix the two together. Now the fun part! Throw the slime in, and squish it around a bit. Once your slime is covered in the lotion, you can take it out and knead it by hand until it's soft.
Add more glue.If you used a recipe that called for glue plus Borax, laundry detergent, or liquid starch, sometimes adding a bit more glue can help the situation. Add a spoonful or so at a time, and knead it in to soften it.
Method 1 Quiz
What should you do once you add more liquid to revive your slime?
Moisturizing Slime by Heating
Let the slime soak in warm water.Pour some warm water into a bowl, and place the slime in it. You can mix it around with your hands a bit. Keep it in the water for a minute or so. It may seem like it's coming apart, but it will still be fine.
Microwave the slime for 10 seconds.Pull the slime out of the water, and squeeze it. You don't want all that water to come with the slime. Put it in a microwave-safe bowl and stick it in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Let it sit outside of the microwave for about a minute so you don't burn your fingers. No slime is worth burnt fingers.
Add some lotion for extra softening power.Squirt in a spoonful or two of lotion. It doesn't matter what kind. If you use a good-smelling one, then your slime will smell good, too. Use your hands to mix the lotion in. High-five! You've fixed your slime.
- If it looks too runny at the end, add a dash of activator. Activator is just whatever you used to make the slime in the first place, such as half a teaspoon of Borax dissolved in a glass of water.
Method 2 Quiz
If your slime becomes too runny, what should you add to it?
QuestionMy friend said my slime is getting hard because I played with it too much, is this true?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes. I fix this by putting it into the microwave for about 5 seconds, then adding lotion. If it's sticky, add a little bit of activator.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if I add too much lotion?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIn my opinion, it may be slippery and start to clump because lotion is meant to spread when you use it.Thanks!
QuestionWill the slime release any harmful fumes when I heat it in a microwave?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo, not at all.Thanks!
QuestionWill the slime blow up in the microwave?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo. It will heat up and become more liquidy. I usually soften slime by putting water in it; an alternative is baby oil.Thanks!
QuestionWill the slime make noises in the microwave?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt shouldn't if you leave it in for just 10 seconds and make sure you add water.Thanks!
QuestionWill the slime eventually dry out?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, it will eventually dry out. Just keep kneading it and it will become dry.Thanks!
QuestionWill I have to keep adding hot water?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo, you don't need to add hot water repeatedly unless it dries out again.Thanks!
QuestionCan I add water to hard putty slime?James_the_catCommunity AnswerYes and let it soak for 10 minutes, then put it in fridge for 5 minutes before you add the lotion.Thanks!
QuestionMy slime is soupy, how do I make it less soupy?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerAdd more glue or flour\cornflour and knead it. You can also use a hairdryer to blow it at a high temperature because you probably put in too much water.Thanks!
QuestionCan you rub lotion into your slime to make it less hard?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt depends on the type of slime. If it is hard putty slime, then you can't, but if it is butter or fluffy slime, you can.Thanks!
Can we add conditioner instead of lotion?
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