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Recipe by LonghornMama

There are other recipes for Flubber here, but this is the one I always use. From the Children's Museum of Houston. Great to do with the kids. Educational, too: "Combining the borax and glue with water causes a chemical reaction that forms a new compound with its own unique characteristics. Notice how the flubber can be molded and then returned to its original shape unlike glue, which becomes solid, or the powdery borax." I always buy school glue on sale before school starts and save it to make this through the year. I have never had this stain and it is easier to clean up than playdoh. Most fun at room temperature. Would be great as a party favor.

Top Review by sk8er_lance_vader

it did not work.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons borax, laundry booster (find next to the laundry detergent)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups school glue (I use 4 4-oz bottles of Elmer's school glue)
  • food coloring


  1. Put the borax in 1/3 c of warm water and stir until dissolved. Then add several large squirts of food coloring and set aside.
  2. Pour the remaining 2 cups of water into a container and add the 2 cups of school glue. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Add the borax solution to the glue solution.
  4. Mix with your hands. Remove all jewelry! Do not use a spoon! This is really fun.
  5. It takes approximately 5 minutes for all of the water to be absorbed and for the mixture to reach the right consistency. Knead firmly to encourage suspension of the glue particles.
  6. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. It should last two weeks or more.

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