Crystal Clear Slime is simple yet classic and a favorite to all those in love with slime. Kept clear or used in combination with a variety of mixins, this slime recipe is a must-try and is sure to become one of your favorites.
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There’s something so pleasing about mastering clear slime. Being able to create this simple yet complicated goop is like a right of passage in the slime community. Many try but give up too soon.
With just a few simple ingredients, I will teach you what you need to know to get your clear slimes right.
It is no secret that this Clear Slime is the perfect base slime to add pigments, glitters, clay sprinkles, and more.
If you haven’t considered making clear slime before, I encourage you to give it a try! This is one of my favorite easy go-to Clear Slime Recipes and I can not wait to share it with you.
You can watch me make this Clear Slime in the video below.
These are the exact ingredients I use to make my Clear Gloss Slime.
I have sold thousands of Clear Slimes made using this recipe. A sure favorite and my most popular selling slime at Slime Conventions.
Clear Gloss is the name I use to market this award-winning slime.
This clear slime is crystal clear and thick with a slight and pleasant scent of sweet freshness. You will know what I mean when you make it 🙂
Clear Gloss is super thick yet still has a nice stretchiness to it. Everyone LOVES the fresh Sweetwater Scent!
Slime is chemistry. In the chemical reaction that creates slime, you have PVA which stands for polyvinyl- acetate (the glue) when combined with a boron base (activator such as powdered borax, liquid detergent, liquid starch, contact solution, etc.) a cross-linking reaction occurs creating the goopy gak substance we know today as slime.
The only way to make a crystal clear slime is to use borax powder dissolved in water or by using the contact lens solution method. Any other activator will cause the slime to be cloudy. In this tutorial, I will be following the Borax dissolved in warm water method.
All you have to do is measure out one teaspoon of borax powder and dissolve it in one cup of warm water. Stir until all the powder granules are dissolved.
Add your glue to a bowl. You can use any clear glue you have on hand but I highly recommend using the quart size Elmer’s Clear Glue or Elmer’s 5oz Clear Glue Bottles. I also like Maddie Rae’s Clear Slime Glue and the Amazon Basics Brand Glue.
Next, add three pumps of foam soap to the glue and mix. I like to add foam soap to my slimes to help with the stretch and also help to create a nice sizzle in the completed slime. Foam soap also helps to inflate slime when stretching and pulling the slime while you play with it if that is something you like.
Add the prepared slime activator to the glue mixture. You want to add a little bit of activator at a time, mixing after each addition until the slime begins to come together.
When making a thick clear slime, the activator is a little stronger than a thinner slime. This keeps less water from being added to the slime, which helps to achieve the thick slime texture.
*If you are new to slime-making, I recommend starting with a weaker activator. This will help prevent over-activating your slime which unfortunately is pretty easy to do when working with clear glue to make clear slime. For a weaker activator, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of borax instead of 1 teaspoon of borax in warm water.
You want to activate the slime until it pulls away from the bowl. The slime will be tough at this time. Once you have mixed the slime to the point of it being tough but not really sticky, you are done activating.
You want to store the slime in an airtight container for about one week at room temperature. It is so important during the resting stage that you do not open and touch or play with the slime at all. This time of resting will allow your slime to soften and clarify. Sometimes this clearing and softening part can take longer but it usually only takes up to a week. If it is colder than room temperature, your slime will take longer to clear and soften.