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Elmers Glue substitute? Answered

Hi, I have discovered a recipe for Kiddies Slime and it uses Elmers Glue. I have never seen it here. Can anyone advise what I can use as a substitute?

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2015-07-07
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rickharris (author)steveastrouk2015-07-07

+1 - and a lot cheaper (at least in the UK)

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Odettev1 (author)2015-07-07

Thank you all! You are awesome!

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Stephane1588 (author)Odettev12017-04-15

in case you are still struggling, bostik white glue

You're welcome

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lukeutley_6 (author)2017-03-11

What is a good substitute for Elmers Glue?

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rickharris (author)2015-11-26

Your looking for any glue that says PVA on it. Essentially these are designed for Paper and wood gluing. You may also find PVA at a builders supplies - it is used to make plaster and cement more tacky.

Personally I buy a gallon jug of generic PVA glue it works fine with borax. Don't use too much or it goes very stiff.

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kelseymh (author)2015-07-07

First, you don't define "here," so you're pretty much on your own. Elmer's is a white glue; go to your local hardware store and ask.

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Odettev1 (author)kelseymh2015-07-07

Here as in Pretoria, South Africa. Thank you. Will do.

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NericaR (author)rickharris2015-11-25

I've tried making 'Silly Putty' (same type of recipe and ingredients than Slime) with White Ponal Wood Glue, but it didn't work at all. Result was a hard rubbery substance, not putty. I will try out other types of white glue. I've researched a bit on substitutes for Elmer's glue in South Africa, but no luck yet (other than white PVA glue). Would LOVE it if someone found a brand which works well with Borax (it's apparently the PVA and Borax which reacts to make the polymer)

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