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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Smarty Summer Craft #1
















Demonstrated By Katie M; Craft Suggested by Rachel H's Mom

Flubber
Materials:
Warm Water
Elmers Glue
Food Coloring
Borax

Description:
This is a super easy craft that takes minutes to make with little to no mess. My children, ages 5 and 2, love the final product. It's a lot like Playdough, but less messy.

Using two separate bowls, combine the following mixes:

Mix 1
3/4 Cup Warm Water
1 Cup Elmers Glue (equal to two 4 oz bottles)
Food Coloring

Mix 2
2 teaspoons Borax
1/2 Cup Warm Water

Stir mix 1 together in a bowl. Stir mix 2 together in another bowl. Pour mix 1 into mix 2 and work it with your hands. You'll notice the flubber concoction beginning to solidify. At first it will be wet and slimy and there will be some water at the bottom of the bowl. But the more you work it with your hands, the water will start to evaporate and become more of a "gummy" consistency. Soon the flubber will get to the point where it doesn't stick to your hands anymore and that's when it ready to be played with. It helps to fold the flubber inside out when working it with your hands to make the extra water disappear. After you're done playing with the flubber, you can store in a Ziploc bag and it will stay pliable and moist.

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Just watched you make this on the news. SO COOL! I have never seen this. My kids are going to be in heaven when we make it. Thanks for the idea.

Jolynn said...

I want to make this craft but can't find Borax anywhere. Does anyone know where to buy it??

Summer said...

I have seen it at harris teeter...it's in the laundry supply/cleaning stuff row. I would think they would have it at walmart too.

Katie M said...

Hi Jolynn,
I bought my Borax at Target in the laundry aisle.

Down Home DIY said...

I can't wait to tackle this gooey blob of joy. My kids are psyched!
Thanks for including me today. It was so fun!
~MB
p.s. I am blogging about it today too!

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