Funky DIY Flubber

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These days, I’m a writer but I’m also a stay-at-home-mom and a former kindergarten teacher. It takes a lot for homemade science stuff to impress me. So be impressed when I say: This. Is. Awesome.

The final product is super fun, of course. But in this case, the magic that happens along the way is almost funner. (yep, I said, it – FUNNER).

What you need:Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 3.04.39 PM

– 1 cup of washable glue (think school-kind)

– 3/4 cup cold water

– Food coloring (optional)

– 1/2 cup hot water

– 1 teaspoon Borax (found in the laundry aisle or on Amazon.com!)

&, of course, one wacky experimenter

What to do:

– Pour the glue, the cold water, and the food coloring (if you so choose) in a bowl. Mix it really well. Then set it aside for a second.

– Mix the Borax and the hot water in a separate bowl. Again, mix it ALL the way.

– Then, and this is where the “magic” first happens, slowly add the glue mixture to the borax mixture and stir! (it’s cool, you’ll see)

– Pour off any extra water, play and enjoy!

Make it Wackier? Why Not?

– Add glitter! I tried to but, because it was just that kind of day, I couldn’t find it.

– Hide pony beads inside the finished product and search for the hidden treasure!

– See if it will pick up newsprint like silly putty (I have no idea! Tell me if you try!)

– Sculpt a tall tower then stand back and watch what happens

– What happens if you freeze it? What happens when it thaws?


Wactivity: the morning after. (AKA: Flubber follow-up). Look how the air bubbles get trapped. Spontaneous stalagmites! Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 3.14.06 PM

Source on the Wactivity Pinterest page! Enjoy!

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