Here is a recipe for a slimy, putty-like substance that is fun for kids to make and play with. At Christmastime we made a bunch of kits with all the ingredients and instructions for inexpensive and easy friend gifts. The flubber will stay soft and pliable if you store it in a plastic container. You could add plastic bugs or reptiles to the kits as well so there are creatures to hide in the flubber.
For each kit you need:
- 1 4 oz. bottle of white glue
- 1/2 teaspoon of Borax in a small envelope or container
- 2 plastic spoons
- plastic cup
- printed instructions, below
- plastic container large enough to hold all of the above items
Take everything out of the container. Pour the glue into the bottom of the container. Fill the empty glue container with warm water, put the lid back on, and shake. Pour into the container with the glue and stir with a spoon to mix. Add food coloring if you wish.
Pour the packet of Borax (1/2 teaspoon) into the plastic cup. Add 1/4 cup of warm water to the plastic cup and stir with the other spoon.
Slowly pour the Borax water into the glue mixture while stirring. A big glob will form. Keep stirring until you’ve added all the water and then knead the mixture with your hands. Discard any remaining water in the container. Dry out the container and use it to store your flubber.