How to Make Slime Less Liquidy | Hacks and Tricks

Be a slime superhero, and save the slime with these easy tricks. Know how to make slime less liquidy with the tips and tricks below.

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Sometimes slime doesn’t come out as you expect. Worse, it can create a mess, if it turns out to be extraordinarily liquidy and sticky. Know everything about sticky slime and how to fix it.

Why is Your Slime Extra Liquidy?

Understanding what went wrong with your slime is extremely important to know how to fix it. Using too much liquid saline or using less of borax or other thickening ingredients can often lead to a liquidy sticky slime. You can compare the slime making process with baking a perfect cake. In other words, it is all about the recipe in making slime, just like baking. If you follow your recipe and instructions correctly, you will have the perfect gooey slime. However, taking shortcuts, not following the recipe or measurements can lead to spoiled slime. Now that you know the importance of following instructions, make sure you follow the steps in making slime next time.

How to Make Slime Less Liquidy


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Watery and gooey, also sliding on surfaces.


  1. First, start with pouring off any excess liquid starch from the slime. 
  2. Now that excess watery base has been removed. The next step is to fix the slime with glue.
  3. The glue will help bring consistency to the texture of the slime; however, it is essential to add it slowly for desired results.
  4. Start adding and mixing two tablespoons of glue at a time. After it starts coming together and holding its shape, begin kneading the slime.
  5. Kneading the slime for a few minutes will help you get the right texture.


Runny, string and sticky liquid slime


  1. Contrary to the problem faced in the previous slime structure, not using enough liquid starch will lead to a sticky, gooey mess in your hands.
  2. Even as adding liquid starch is the solution to this problem, you can’t add it in one go.
  3. Add and mix a tablespoon of liquid starch to your slime at a time. Once you notice the slime getting less sticky and stringy, start kneading the slime to get the desired consistency. 
  4. Not only does kneading help you get to the right consistency of the slime, but it also mixes the measured ingredients well enough for a perfect slime.


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The slime is like spilled soup.


  1. Using the wrong kind of glue in your slime recipe can lead to a soupy consistency as the adhesive does not hold the components together correctly.
  2. Even as recipes mention to use glue for slime, it is essential to know that PVA (polyvinyl acetate) is considered to be the best glue for slime by a majority of people.
  3. However, if you are fond of clear slimes made with clear glue, try a few different brands of PVA and clear glues to see what helps you get the perfect slime color and texture you like.


The slime is too watery and stringy.


  1. Lack of proper kneading often leads to liquidy or wrong slime consistency.
  2. Once the slime starts to come together after mixing the ingredients, you must knead it properly for a few minutes. 
  3. In addition to providing the slime with the heat from the hands, it requires to bind the materials, kneading helps stretching the slime for the perfect consistency.

Thickening agents that can help you fix your watery slime

1. Glue

The glue helps bring together your slime easily. However, the right quantity of the thickening agent is the key to your solution. Therefore, start with less amount of glue and keep on increasing the volume as per requirement. Sometimes, leaving the slime in a clear sealed bag for the night helps bring together the ingredients better.

2. Baking Soda

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Baking soda is an essential thickening agent for slimes made with saline solutions. After adding the required amount of baking soda in your slime mix (starting with small quantities), knead your slime well. Baking soda works well with PVA glue as well as clear glue.

3. Cornstarch

The perfect thickening agent for slimes made with dish soap is cornstarch powder. Add cornstarch to your slime and mix well with a spoon till it starts to come together. After the slime becomes less runny, begin kneading the slime for a few minutes.

4. Shaving Cream

Believe it or not, a bit of shaving cream/foam can save your slime. Simply add the shaving foam and start kneading the slime mixture.

5. Borax Powder

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Finally, the most commonly used thickener in slime recipes, not only does borax hold the slime together really well, but it also helps you get the perfect slime consistency. Keep adding the powder till you get stable slime and then knead for five minutes for ideal results.

Now that you have your liquidy slime fixing bible enjoy making and fixing your slime!


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