Today I am going to tell you about glue, the main ingredient to make slime. But, does any type of glue work to make slime? Which one should you use if you can’t find Elmer’s Glue in the country you live in? Using the right glue is very important to make slime, otherwise it won’t work and your slime won’t form.
In USA most people use Elmer’s Glue to make slime. Elmer’s glue has an ingredient called Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA), which is a rubbery synthetic polymer used in adhesives. PVA is NOT hazardous to touch and is only toxic if ingested. When mixed with borax (or any other product that contains boric acid or sodium borate), the polyvinyl acetate molecules and the sodium borate link together creating one large, flexible polymer. And that’s how slime is made!
You need to use a PVA glue to make slime. It doesn’t have to be Elmer’s Glue, you can just use any liquid school glue that contains PVA. Other versions of glue that contain PVA are called carpenter’s glue, wood glue, fabric glue… But you don’t need an extra strong PVA glue to make slime. I would recommend buying “PVA Washable School Glue”, which is cheaper than other types of PVA glue and works better to make slime. You can find both white and clear glue that contains PVA. They are ideal for arts and crafts, like making slime! And you can even find PVA Glitter Glue to make really pretty slime.