How To Make Slime Activator With Salt

How to Make Slime with Salt

Slime is simply a mixture of polymer chains. A polymer is simply a set of molecules that are linked like a chain. PVA glue already contains molecule chains ( polyvinyl acetate molecules to be exact). This chemical bond is slipperty and has a high viscosity.

Adding the boron to the glue strengthens the bonds through a process called cross-linking. When the slime activator is added to the glue, the positions of the molecule chains move together, making a stronger bond that forms a pattern closer to a thatch roof than a single chain.

How to Make Slime Solution Using Saline

  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup of white or clear PVA school glue
  • One tablespoon of saline solution – It must contain sodium borate and boric acid
  • ¼ – ½ tablespoon of baking soda
  • Glitter, food coloring, confetti, etc.
  • Step: 1

    Mix ½ cup of glue and ½ cup of water from a bowl and stir it well until they completely combine.

    Step: 2

    After perfectly mixing glue and water, add confetti, glitter, or color. Adding color to white glue will make the color to be lighter. If you need tone colors, use clear glue.

    Step: 3

    In step three, you add baking soda to the solution. The role of baking soda is to increase the firmness of the slime.

    You can add about ¼ and ½ teaspoon of baking soda. However, the amount of baking soda you add depends on the firmness you need.

    Step: 4

    Add one tablespoon of saline solution to the mixture and stir until slime forms and pulls from the bowl sides. The one tablespoon of salt is enough to make that perfect saline solution.

    However, if you feel like the slime is too sticky, you can add some drops of saline solution to it. You can do this by squirting a few drops on your hand and kneading the slime longer.

    You can only add the saline solution, but you can’t remove it if you put more. Most people prefer saline solution over contact solution.

    Step: 5

    Here you start kneading your slime. At first, the slime will appear stingy, but you will notice the changes as you continue to work on it.

    You can also place the slime in a container for three minutes to see the changes inconsistency.

    Eye Wash or Eye Drops

    Boric acid is a useful ingredient when it comes to making slime. The eyewash and eye drops usually have this boric acid, and it’s a better option than to lens cleaning solution.

    The eye drops and eyes washes do not have sodium borate; therefore, you will have to double up the amount you use.


    How do you make a slime activator?

    You CAN NOT make your own saline solution with salt and water. This will NOT work for slime!

    How do you make slime with salt and water?

    A simple and effective baking soda slime activator you can make is four pinches (about 1/2 tsp.) of pure baking soda and 3 tablespoons of multi-purpose contact lens solution. This amount is just right to mix with a 4-6-ounce bottle of glue.

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