FAQ

Below you can find your questions answered regarding your purchase, caring for your slime, and more. If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to reach out to us here.

WHAT IS SLIME ACTIVATOR?

Slime activator is a liquid solution that makes slime... slime! It always contains a small amount of the natural mineral sodium tetraborate, also known as borax. It can be made through multiple methods such as liquid starch or contact lens solution, but our slime recipes are designed to activate best with the most common type of activator: borax dissolved in water.

HOW DO I MAKE SLIME ACTIVATOR?

Slime activator is made by dissolving one teaspoon of borax powder into one cup of hot water. Mix until dissolved. Borax is inexpensive and can be purchased easily in the laundry detergent aisle of many groceries stores, Target, Walmart and online. We do not send borax with orders or sell borax.

MY SLIME IS STICKY, WHATS GOING ON?

Depending on several factors, including temperature and humidity, your slime may arrive sticky or become more sticky over time. Keep in mind, a little bit of stickiness is normal. However, if your slime is too sticky or you want it to be harder, you can add more activator. Add a drop of activator and knead. Repeat as necessary. For instructions on how to make activator if you don't already have it, please read the question above.

MY SLIME HAS HARDENED, HOW CAN I FIX IT?

Slime can harden up and dry out if its been played with a lot, not kept in a completely closed container, or had too much activator added. You can try adding some water and unscented lotion or glycerin to soften up your slime. Simply add small amounts at a time and knead it into the slime. If you take good care of your slime it is will last for a very long time!

MY SLIME IS TEARING WHEN I PULL IT. HELP!

Many slime recipes will tear when you pull slime very quickly. Depending on the viscosity of the slime, you will find different speeds either tear or stretch the slime indefinitely. The fun of slime is seeing how different slimes react to these types of tensions! However if you're finding that the tearing action is a result of the slime being hard, please read the section above on how to fix this.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY SLIME LAST?

Your slime should last you a very long time, as long as you take good care of it! We recommend storing your slime in a cool place, away from direct sunlight. Wash your hands before and after playing with your slime. Slime is a water based material, meaning that eventually it will lose its moisture, get dirty, and need to be discarded or repurposed. However, it can last for years with regular proper care. Enjoy!

MY SLIME GOT DIRTY, WHAT DO I DO?

You can try washing off your slime, or picking out anything that got in it. Small dust and other spots are usually unavoidable over time unless you're playing on a very clean surface every single time.

WHAT IS IN YOUR SLIME?

Do not play with slime if you have skin sensitivities or allergies to detergents, PVA, essential oils and fragrances that are used in cosmetic and body products. All our slimes are made with child friendly craft materials, however please wash hands after playing with slime and do not eat while playing with slime.

WHAT AGES CAN PLAY WITH SLIME?

Slime is great for most ages, and especially therapeutic and fun for teenagers and adults! We recommend ages 8 and up for slime for the sake that it can require a certain amount of dexterity to handle, however slime is safe for ages 3 and up with adult supervision.

HELP! I GOT SLIME ON MY CLOTHES!

Try to scrape off as much slime as possible and then wash the clothes in hot water as soon as possible. There are many resources on the internet for removing glue based slime from fabrics if you're looking for specific methods.

HOW QUICKLY WILL YOU SHIP MY ORDER?

The most up to date shipping information is in the announcement bar at the top of this page. Please keep in mind that shipping times are only an estimate, and business days do not include weekends or holidays.

I PLACED MY ORDER, BUT NEVER GOT THE AUTOMATED EMAIL CONFIRMING MY ORDER?

You may have made a typo in your email address. Please contact us using our contact form, and include your name and what you ordered.

WHAT IS YOUR SLIME RECIPE?

Just like a good chef, our recipes are a secret!