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.
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!