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I was wondering can a melted glue stick be a substitute for elmers glue in slime? Answered

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rickharris (author)2017-03-10

no. The process of making slime needs borax to polyimerise the PVA glue. Nothing else will do the same.

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iceng (author)2017-03-09

I don't care for slime at all..

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ThirdEarthDesign (author)2017-03-09

The properties of hot-melt glue and Elmer's glue are too different for it to be considered as a possible substitute. Elmer's is a PVA glue, while hot-melt is a thermoplastic.

If you are looking for an alternative to Elmer's you could also consider a home-made flour or cornstarch based glue recipe, you'll find plenty of examples on Google and YouTube.

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I think by "melted glue stick" the author meant for "glue sticks", not glue. I think both won't work anyway...

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Ah of course, I think you're right ..the second I saw glue stick I automatically assumed hot-melt glue stick. Where I'm from glue sticks are often just referred to as the brand name "Pritt Stick". But yeah, still won't work.

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steveastrouk (author)2017-03-09

"Elmers glue" is standard white PVA, nothing special.

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Yonatan24 (author)2017-03-09