Sodium Polyacrylate is an organic compound that absorbs enormous amounts of water💧- it is used to make artificial snow and to remove water from environments where dryness is essential – like deep within your mother-in-law. It’s pretty harmless though, so kids can play with it and it can dry out and be re-used. This small amount (20g) could easily absorb 250ml of water and turn it into a gel, that closely resembles clear snot. Lovely.

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