Homemade slime gives little girl third-degree burns: Parents be warned!

Homemade slime gives little girl third-degree burns: Parents be warned!

An nearly identical case of severe hand burns occurred earlier this month with a 10-year-old girl in Prestwich, England making rainbow-colored slime. Kathleen is expected to make a full recovery. That's what may have been the case with Kathleen, who was woken in the middle of the night by a sudden pain in her hands.

The young girl told WCVB, "It felt like really hot and tingly".

Siobhan says she has been contacted from parents across the country and in the United Kingdom about their own children suffering burns from the homemade slime.

As CBS2's Valerie Castro reported, Siobhan Quinn is warning everyone to watch out after what happened to her 11-year-old daughter, Kathleen.

"They were scary to look at", Kathleen added.

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According to CBS News, a little girl in MA wound up with third-degree burns after making homemade slime with water, Elmer's glue, and sodium borate - sold as Borax.

"I thought it was great", Siobhan told WCVB.

Sodium borate, also known as Borax, is typically used as a household cleaner and the label warns customers to not eat the substance and to keep it away from their eyes.

Homemade slime is a do-it-yourself trend that once again became popular this year, thanks to social media.

"I feel bad", Siobhan told the news outlet. In February, a mother in the United Kingdom posted Facebook photos of her daughter's burned, peeling hands.

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It is also one of the main ingredients in multiple recipes for homemade slime or "gak" found online.

Kathleen Quinn, 11, landed in the hospital after attempting to make homemade slime at her house in Rockland, Massachusetts.

The most common recipe for slime involves just three ingredients: Elmer's Glue, the household cleaner Borax, and water.

She told WECT6 that she hopes other parents will take note of the potentially harmful effects of the project. If not washed off completely, the borax can then damage the underlying skin.

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