Flubber! Which kid doesn’t want to make flubber–especially if they’ve just watched The Absent-Minded Professor! I had seen a recipe for how to make it on pinterest a while ago, and my daughters and I decided to make it when we visited my sister and her kids. It was very easy to make, and was an activity that the kids could help make.
All of the kids had so much fun playing with it–we had children from ages 3-10, and they all thought it was rather cool! It didn’t really bounce, but it would stretch way out. One recipe was enough for at least six children to each have a small amount. When we were done playing with it, I put it in a ziploc bag, and it was pulled out at least two more times while we were staying with my sister, and it worked well every time. I don’t know how long it would take before it dried out.
In some of the reviews, the people said to make sure that you wiped it up off of the floor or any counters before it dried as it dries very hard onto surfaces. Because of this advice, we did not let the kids take the flubber on the carpet.
Another nice feature of this craft is that it takes only a couple of ingredients! Here’s how to make it:
3/4 cup cold water
1 cup Elmer’s glue
liquid food coloring
1/2 cup hot water
1 teaspoon borax (I already had this as I make my own laundry soap. Walmart carries it as does many other stores.)
Step 1: Mix together the cold water, glue, and food coloring in one bowl. Set this mixture aside.
Step 2: Mix together the hot water and borax in another bowl. Mix until the borax is completely dissolved.
Step 3: Slowly add glue mixture to borax mixture. Mix well. As you mix the mixture will become rubbery–like Flubber! Once it gets to this rubbery, rather solid consistency, pour off excess water.