So there I was wasting time perusing Pinterest the other day when I see an activity for kids called Flubber. oooohhh yes, I know exactly what this is, just by a different name! Back in the day when I worked in a day care center we made this for the kiddos all the time, only, back then (before the Robin Williams movie) we called it Gak. I immediately headed for my old day care bin and found all the ingredients necessary to make my own boys some Flubber (as the cool kids are calling it these days) of their own. I can’t believe I hadn’t done this before.
What you’ll need:
1 cup all purpose white glue (recommended: Elmer’s Regular)
3/4 cup water
Food coloring or 1 tablespoon tempera paint, your choice of color
Mix together with wire whisk the all purpose glue, water, and food coloring/tempera paint.
Mix separately 1/3 c. water and 1/2 tsp. Borax. Slowly pour Borax mix into glue mix.
Let stand a few minutes, then knead. Pour off any remaining liquid.
Store in plastic bags
Repeat for different colors.
So as you can see Flubber is kind of a stretchy rubbery concoction. It appears wet because it is shiny and can be used a little bit like play dough but flubber doesn’t hold it’s form for too long. It’s a great sensory activity and kids love it!