flubber / gak

This stuff goes by many names, I have heard it called, goo, goop, flarp and flubber, and my recipe book calls it gooey gunk.  What ever the name, it is really entertaining and fun to play with!

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Paige and Chloe made the stuff, neon green in honor of St Patrick’s Day.

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Shape it and watch it “melt”, roll it out, squish it in a cup for those oh so funny tooting noises (Chloe’s favorite lately – oy!)  Give it a try:

flubber goo

solution A
1 cup water
1 cup white glue
7-10 drops of food coloring (we used neon green)
solution B
1 1/3 cups warm water
4 tsp Borax laundry booster

1. Mix ingredients in solution A together in a medium bowl.
2. In a second medium bowl, mix the ingredients in solution B together until the borax is completely dissolved.
3. Slowly pour solution A into solution B. (DO NOT MIX!)
4. Roll solution A around in solution B 4-5 times.
5. Lift solution A out of solution B and knead for 2-3 minutes.
PLAY!
Store gunk in and airtight container or ziplock bag.

I got this recipe out of this awesome book I got from PBS years ago, called “The All Time Greatest Book of Kid Concotions”  The closest out there (that I have found) is  “The Ultimate Book of Kid Concotions”   I guess there is a series of them you can buy, but mine has all 240 “concoctions” all in one! – yay for supporting public broadcasting!   My kids love to do “experiments” all the time out of this book, I reccommend it!

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