Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Pour the remaining 2 cups of water into a container and add the 2 cups of school glue. Stir until dissolved.
- Add the borax solution to the glue solution.
- Mix with your hands. Remove all jewelry! Do not use a spoon! This is really fun.
- 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.
- Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. It should last two weeks or more.
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This is all fine and dandy, just remember that borax can be toxic if ingested. Read the box.