Gak-Like Goo--Just for Kids

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is the slippery stuff that oozes through a kids fingers. Lot of fun and feels like water.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 ounces elmer's glue
  • 4 ounces water
  • food coloring (as desired)
  • 1 12 teaspoons borax
  • 4 ounces hot water


  1. In a bowl mix the glue, 4 ounces of water, and food coloring; set aside.
  2. In another bowl add the borax to the hot water and then add this to the glue mixture.
  3. Mix with hands little by little.
  4. Easily halved or doubled.


Most Helpful

I lost my recipe for gak so had to find a new one. This is similar to mine but I wish I could remember the amount of water I used. 4 oz. is to much to mix with glue and to much to mix with the borax. After I got my make clump of gak I poured off about 2 extra oz. of water what would not stir in. My next batch I'm going to try 3 oz. of water in each mixture. Also be sure that that the glue, water and food color is thoroughly mixed. Keep mixing until you can't see water. It makes a difference when added to the borax mixture.

Aly and Jack's MOM July 26, 2009

This did not work at all for me. It clumped up immediately and was nothing like Gak or Goo... I wasn't even able to get the food coloring worked into the clump, because it wouldn't "goosh".

mommyoftwo September 13, 2008

This was a fun project but not the consistency of goo; it was more like rubbery playdough.

scancan December 02, 2007

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