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    LonghornMama's Note:

    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.

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    • 1/3 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. 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. 2
      Pour the remaining 2 cups of water into a container and add the 2 cups of school glue. Stir until dissolved.
    3. 3
      Add the borax solution to the glue solution.
    4. 4
      Mix with your hands. Remove all jewelry! Do not use a spoon! This is really fun.
    5. 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. 6
      Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. It should last two weeks or more.

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    • on August 12, 2009


      it did not work.

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    • on March 22, 2009


    • on June 30, 2007

      This is all fine and dandy, just remember that borax can be toxic if ingested. Read the box.

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    Nutritional Facts for Flubber

    Serving Size: 1 (1054 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 0.0
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 11.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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