Saturday, April 04, 2009
I'm always on the lookout for fun kid crafts and this one has now become one of our favorites. It was fun, it wasn't messy like I thought it would be and it was definitely educational.
After school yesterday, we came home and pulled up the link that I shared with you all on Wednesday, here at the Wanna Try That post.
In goes the food coloring. The kids couldn't decide on which color to make it so they ended up using yellow, red, blue and green and ended up with this really cool funky color.
In goes the Borax and water
Right away the chemical reaction of the borax and the glue starts happening and it's SO neat to watch what it does. What fun!
The result was hours and hours of fun, the kids had a blast with the Flubber and have already asked me to make more.
1 8-ounce bottle of glue
2 cups of warm water, divided
1 1/2 teaspoon Borax powder
bowls for mixing
Pour the whole bottle of glue into a big bowl then fill the empty bottle with 1 cup of warm water and add that to the glue. Stir it up until it thins out.
Then add several drops of food coloring and mix that in.
In a separate bowl mix the Borax and the second cup of warm water until the Borax dissolves.
Stirring CONSTANTLY, slowly pour the Borax into the bowl of glue. Stir and stir and stir until it forms into a goopy, slimy, mass.
Remember to store it in an airtight container or it will dry out.
Before I leave you, I have to share these photos of my handsome husband in his new DCC (Dedicated Crew Chief) Maintenance Suit.
Doesn't he look great?