Sunday, November 20, 2011


S and I had a lot of fun making this really simple recipe for flubber, a slimy gooey and shiny dough. It is similar to the "gak" that she uses at school but not as stretchy or as slimy.. I think it is the ingredient ratio that makes the subtle differences.. Fun and fascinating! When we were through we put it in a plastic sandwich bag for safe keeping and that has been where it has stayed since as it is quite fun to squeeze and squish it within the bag! FYI borax should not be handled by the kids.
Mixture 1:
1 ½ cups warm water
2 cups Elmer’s Glue
Food coloring

Mixture 2:
3 tsp. Borax
1 cup Warm Water

Stir mixture 1 together in 1 bowl.
Mixture 2 in another bowl.
Make sure both are mixed well.
Pour mixture 1 into mixture 2.

There is no need to stir the mixture but you can if you want because it is the chemical reaction that actually makes the flubber. When it is in a glob work it for 2-3 minutes. Initially it feels wet but it eventually dries up to the final product.

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