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.

Flubber Recipe

Large Bowl

  • 2 cups white glue
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • Food coloring of your choice

Mix and let it sit.

Small Bowl

  • 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 🙂