How to get Slime out of Clothes

If you’re a relatively new parent (you know, a parent of anyone younger than 10), chances are you have heard of slime. And not only heard of it, but have discovered it in places it should never be. While slime may be one of the most exciting things to play with today, it can wreak havoc on your kids’ clothes.


Here are our top tips on how to remove slime from clothing.


  1. If the slime is wet, remove as much of it as you can before applying vinegar to the stained area. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then take a soft toothbrush to the area and scrub in circular motions. Finally, rinse under hot water and then launder as usual.
  2. If the slime has dried, scrape as much off as you can by using a butter knife or something similar. Then, either hold an ice cube to the leftover slime, or put the entire garment in the freezer for a few hours. Once frozen, peel the slime off the garment and launder as usual.
  3. If the slime is fluffy (it has shaving cream in it), start by scraping as much off as you can first before applying vinegar; let it sit for 10 minutes. Then, use a toothbrush to scrub off the remaining slime. Then, launder as usual.
  4. If the slime has glitter in it, follow the same steps as with wet slime. Once done, remove any leftover glitter using masking tape.


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