Kids’ Craft: DIY Homemade Flubber

DIY Homemade Flubber Recipe

Here’s a fun and easy kids’ craft that also doubles as a science experiment! Make homemade flubber (also known as gak) with just a few ingredients and this simple flubber recipe. Come find out how easy this craft is!

DIY Flubber Recipe

The secret ingredient you’ll need to pick up at the grocery store for this project is Borax, which is a laundry soap additive. You can find it in the laundry soap section of your local grocery store. 

4 oz bottle of Aleene’s School Tacky Glue
6 oz of warm water
1/2 teaspoon of Borax
Drop of food coloring
You’ll need a bowl and a spoon too!
DIY Flubber Recipe
1. Empty a 4 oz. bottle of Aleene’s School Tacky Glue into a bowl. 
DIY Flubber Recipe
2. Fill the bottle 1/3 of the way with warm water, and replace the lid onto the bottle. Shake vigorously to help get all the glue out of the bottle.
Then fill the bottle all the way up with water.
DIY Flubber Recipe
3. Add a drop of food coloring to the water in the glue bottle. Re-cap and shake to mix.
DIY Flubber Recipe
5. Slowly pour colored water into the glue in the bowl, and mix thoroughly.
6. Measure out 1/2 teaspoon of borax and put it into a small bowl.
DIY Flubber Recipe
7. Add 2 oz of water to the borax in the bowl, and mix thoroughly.
Empty the borax solution into the glue/water bowl and begin stirring immediately.
DIY Flubber Recipe
8. The mixture will begin to form into a ball. Continue stirring until the ball stops growing, then pull the mass of goop out and knead it with your hands for a minute.
9. Discard excess liquid, or add more borax/water solution.
DIY Flubber Recipe
Stretch, mix, and play with your new flubber! For more information on the science behind this cool chemical reaction, check out Steve Spangler Science.
DIY Flubber Recipe

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