• keep slime away from clothing, furniture, flooring/carpet, pets, small children, etc.
• always wash your hands before touching slime
• play with slime on a clean, hard surface
• store slime in its container, in a cool, dry place
• if your hands are on the dryer side, we suggest applying a bit of lotion before playing with slime to avoid stickiness. you can also add activator to your hands directly
• keep some activator on hands when playing with slime, especially if you plan to inflate it. tackiness when inflated is normal.
• when you play with slime, handle it quickly back and forth between your hands. do not just let it sit in your hands. there is no wrong way to play with slime, but you simply cannot just squeeze it and expect it not to stick to you. slime is homemade with glue and it's natural tendency is to stick. cloud cremes are best for beginner slimers, these are basically non-sticky and don't deactivate for the most part.
note: slime has a limited lifespan and is greatly affected by weather (for example, sticky slime is usually melted from heat and hard slime is usually caused by the cold). after receiving your package, check your slime by poking it with one finger to determine it's consistency. if either of the mentioned conditions are present, let your slimes sit in your home for a few hours and then check them again. if conditions are still present, follow the instructions for sticky or hard slime.
it is normal for slime to shrink and/or become hard over time. this is called "killing" a slime, because exposure to air, debris, etc. will decrease it's life--it's simply unavoidable, but you can preserve it as much as you can with proper care. Scents also tend to fade over time. certain slimes are not meant to be holdable (in other words, if your slime is sticky and activator isn’t fixing it, that slime texture may be intended for table play, etc.)