Flubber!

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The activity of the moment at our house is flubber! Clara and I made some at preschool on my parent help day and then she wanted to make some at home as well, so I made two batches in various colors. Its really just glue, borax, and water that turns into a semi-solid and its super fun. We’ve had princesses and My Little Ponies playing in it as well as using the usual cookie cutters, scissors, rolling pins, straws, and chop sticks. The best part is that it is a very slowly flowing liquid as well and will slowly drip off of the table. Awesome fun for cutting and making “Rapunzel hair” as well as being a good lesson in patience.

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Here’s the recipe for making your own:
1) Combine 1 C. white school glue (or clear Elmer’s glue but it will have a slightly different texture) with 3/4 C. of water and food coloring of your choice.
2) In a separate bowl, combine 1 1/2 tea. borax with 1/2 C. warm water.
3) Pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture and mix, then knead until all the water is absorbed.
4) Play to your heart’s content!

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9 Responses to “Flubber!”


  1. 1 Karen March 25, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Borax they still sell that? HMMM that looks very interesting, is it sticky at all? How long does it last?

    • 2 mysillylittlelife March 25, 2012 at 11:31 am

      They do still sell that! It was really cheap, too. It is not sticky, but does stick to clothes if it gets on them. To get it out you just rub a bit of rubbing alcohol on them and it will come out. I’m not sure how long it lasts, but it seems like ours is loosing some solidity as time goes on.

    • 3 kailey May 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      no it does not stick at all if you have cracks in your table and if it gets stuck its easy to get out with a tooth pick or butterknife also they do sell borax in stores and flubber is reusable

  2. 4 Rick March 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

    1 C. glue……….I have some Gorilla Glue, will that work?

  3. 6 laurastanfill March 26, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Another fun project! I just nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award. The details are here: http://laurastanfill.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/kreativ-blogger-award/

    • 7 mysillylittlelife March 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

      Thanks, Laura! Love reading your blog, too… especially the connections between knitting and writing. 😉

  4. 8 Kristen March 26, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    flubber flubber flubber EVERYDAY!

  5. 9 kailey May 13, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    its cool but i used a diffrent recpice


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