Nail Polish Tips

How Do You Turn Nail Polish Into Slime?

Written by Tara

The activator is usually powdered borax dissolved in water, liquid starch, eye drops, or contact lens solution. When the activator and polymer are combined, a unique chemical reaction occurs creating that signature slime texture.

Make Slime from Nail Polish

  1. 3 bottles of nail polish.
  2. 1 cup of clear school glue.
  3. 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
  4. Contact solution (as needed)

Generally How do I activate slime without activator? Mix together 1 cup (236.58 mL) of school glue and 1 tbsp (14 g) of baking soda. Pour 1 cup (236.58 mL) of school glue into any kind of bowl. Add 1 tbsp (14 g) of baking soda and mix it in thoroughly using a metal spoon. This recipe creates slime that has a consistency similar to slime made using Borax.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How do you make homemade activator?

Fill a bowl or measuring cup with 1 cup of warm water.Then add in 1 tsp of borax.Mix until all of the borax is dissolved. And that’s it, it’s ready to use.

How do you make fluffy slime without activator?

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Put 1/2 cup shampoo and 1/4 cup of cornstarch in a bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add 3 drops of food coloring (optional).
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of water and stir. Slowly add 5 more tablespoons of water, stirring well after each one.
  5. Knead the slime for around 5 minutes.

What can you use instead of borax?

Borax Alternatives

  • Bicarbonate of soda. Bicarbonate of soda is a great backup option to borax because it’s actually readily available in the UK, and it’s quite harmless.
  • White vinegar.
  • Borax Substitute.

What is the activator?

1. a thing or person that activates. 2. Chemistry. a substance used to induce or accelerate a chemical reaction.

Does lotion make slime less sticky?

Body lotion makes the slime stretchy. Add more for extra stretch. Baby oil makes the slime less sticky so it doesn’t stick to your hands as easily. Cornflour makes the slime hold its shape.

How do you fix hard slime without activator?


  1. Add a bit of water. Sounds too simple, right?
  2. Mix in some hand sanitizer or antibacterial gel. Another way to soften slime is to add a drop or two of hand sanitizer.
  3. Moisten it with lotion. Lotion keeps your skin nice and soft, and it can do the same for your slime.
  4. Add more glue.

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I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!