The boys and I made Flubber today! Cutie Pie’s preschool teacher sent home the recipe on Monday, and since I decided to keep the kids home from school due to a persistent cough, it seemed like a fun activity for us to try.
- 2 cups white glue
- 1 1/4 cups warm water
- Food coloring of your choice
Mix and let it sit.
- 1 1/3 cups warm water
- 3 tablespoons Borax
Mix small bowl ingredients with a metal spoon.
Add ingredients from small bowl to ingredients in the large bowl. Mix with a metal spoon. When mixed ingredients will form a ball. Approximately 2 tablespoons of liquid will pour off.
We did not have enough Elmer’s glue to make a full batch (remind me to pick up some more when it’s on sale for 20 cents…). We only had three bottles which came to about 1 cup. So, I did my best to half the Flubber recipe.
The boys enjoyed adding the food coloring and stirring up the ingredients.
My rough estimates for half a recipe must have worked because we ended up with a Flubbery substance.
Flubber is pretty much like silly putty. It bounces, it oozes, it can be used with play dough toys.
I highly recommend whipping up a batch to stave off boredom! It does the trick. At leas for a little while :-)