Remember that slimy play dough like stuff called Gak and Flubber? Well, we made it today with stuff I already had in the kitchen! Easy Peasy! I used a recipe I found from Steve Spangler Science (which by the way has a sign-up to receive a weekly science experiment by email... more projects to follow!)
In one mixing bowl combine 8 oz of Elmers glue and 8 oz of warm water. Here is the part where you could add food coloring or Kool Aid mix(for color) or keep it white. I used Wiltons gel cake coloring just because it is WAY more vibrant than normal food coloring. The kids chose green for our first batch.
In another bowl mix 1/2 cup warm water with 1 teaspoon of Borax. Stir until it is dissolved. Borax should not be used by the kids...but I figured if I keep an eye on them and have them wash there hands after it would be ok. There are Borax-free recipes out there I just didn't have the proper ingredients on hand.
|If only I had sound to accompany these pics of Renn! The twins were yelling "Babies first pour!!! You're a big girl now baby!!!!" -at the top of there ecstatic lungs!! hahaha|
Slowly add the Borax mixture to the glue bowl while stirring. It will immediately thicken into a slimy substance
|Poor Renn got stuck playing with edible play dough. I mixed it to be the same color...she wasn't convinced. (Amazing painting in the background is from Raimy's very first time using paint...one of my most treasured items)|
|Saylor made her slime into jewelry...what a girl.|