Of all the parenting debates out there, perhaps there is none greater than whether or not you’re team slime. This gooey, sticky, questionable substance—while undeniably messy—also has its benefits… namely, occupying toddlers and kids for more than just a few minutes. And for this reason alone, I find myself coming back to slime again and again even after swearing it off in our home.
But if the sight of slime makes you feel anxious about the inevitable mess you’re certainly not alone—and with good reason: there’s nothing that sticks to clothes quite like good old slime. Even the most meticulous of kids are bound to get some of it stuck in their shirtsleeves, or in my preschooler’s case, all over the front of his shirt and sleeves and pants.
Good news: it’s actually really easy to get slime out of clothes with materials you likely already have on hand. Here’s how:
1. Pull as much of the excess slime off of the clothes as possible
2. Pour vinegar over the slime stains and let it sit for 5-10 minutes
3. Use a scrub brush (an old toothbrush works too) to scrape the slime off and watch as it magically comes free
4. Rinse the item of clothing with warm water
5. Wash like normal