Is wood glue good for making slime? It’s a question that many people ask themselves, but the answer is not always clear. This article will explore whether or not it is possible to make slime with wood glue and what type of glue you should use if you want to make some.
What is Slime
Slime is a thick, non-Newtonian fluid that flows like a liquid but has the properties of a solid. Slime can be made with many different ingredients including glue and other household chemicals. You may have heard people refer to slime as “oobleck”, which was coined by author Dr Seuss after his book Bartholomew and the Oobleck. The simple way to think about oobleck is just another type of slime.
What is Wood Glue
Wood glue, also known as carpenter’s glue, is a very strong and durable adhesive. Wood glue can be used on many different types of materials including wood, metal and glass. The best part about using wood glue to make slime is that it dries clear! This will give your oobleck some extra visual appeal when you display it at school or in the office.
So now we know what slime is and how to use wood glue for making this non-Newtonian fluid but which type of these glues should we use?
Can you make slime with wood glue
To make slime we recommended using White Wood Glue. A common ingredient found in most households across America is Elmer’s School Glue (white) made popular by its recognizable yellow bottle cap and blue lid.
This glue is the most widely used and recommended for slime making. It’s also one of the cheapest so that always helps!
Secondly – Liquid Starch: Another great ingredient to use when you’re looking to make slime with wood glue includes liquid starch which can be found in your pantry or laundry room. The main benefit of using this product as an additive is that it will give your slime a more “stretchy” and sticky feel than just plain old white wood glue (Elmer’s).
How to make slime with PVA Wood glue and Borax
To make slime with PVA wood glue and borax, you need:
1. Mix two parts of hot water together.
2. Next, add in one part white school glue (Elmer’s)
3. Then stir a small amount of Borax into the mixture until no more can be dissolved.
4. The last step is to slowly pour your liquid starch into the bowl while stirring at a slow pace until you achieve desired consistency!