Here is something fun and easy you can whip up to play with the kiddos. I love Flubber and I find myself squooshing into it when the kiddos aren’t looking.
It only takes 3 ingredients and you can make it in about 5 minutes. Flubber has an odd consistency- it is squooshy and it sort of bounces when you roll it into a ball.
If you have Play-doh fans they will love this- and the nice thing is that it brings a new texture to little ones making it even more fun.
To make flubber you just need Borax, school glue (2 containers) and food coloring (optional).
Borax can be found in the laundry section of most stores and this box will last you a lifetime. Borax is not something you want to consume so watch for any little fingers that might be inclined to put this in a mouth. Also you want to be sure to wash hands well after playing with this. I find that squirting the kiddos with the sink spray nozzle when you see them considering a bite will prevent future taste tests. (Kidding!)
To make the flubber grab two bowls and start by adding:
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1 cup of School Glue (almost exactly 2 of the containers above)
- a few drops of food coloring (or skip this and leave it white)
In a second bowl:
- Add 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons Borax
You want the Borax to dissolve so start stirring right away or it will clump up in a big ball.
Once you stir to dissolve just add the glue mixture to the Borax mixture. You can either stir with your hands, the spoon or I dumped it into a big bag so the kids can smoosh it around.
We sort of flopped it back and forth and kneaded like bread dough. You want to get all the water incorporated so just knead until it isn’t slimey and starts to feel like Jello.
Once that is done it is time to play! Here is what my kids did once I let them loose:
And lots of squooshing.
The kids really like this one and I am glad I made it. You can pop it into a Ziploc bag once you are done playing and saving it for another day.
And if you liked this craft, here are two others you might try as well:
How to Make Oobleck (this stuff is really cool!)
And if you ever wonder what things look like behind the scenes at our house- here is a little preview.
I left my husband in charge of watching the Flubber playtime and went upstairs. He promptly walked away and I hear “Hey Mom, hey Mom! Look what I can do…”
And I come downstairs to this:
You gotta love it.