Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Flubber - the best gift ever?

As usual, I found many of my gift ideas online - this one was no exception.  I planned to make some for some of the younger nephews, and kept some for Madeline to play with.  It was a hit at our place, at the Aitkens, in Grenfell with all the kids (M took her blob out there), and with the Friesens when they came.  Maybe next year everyone will get some!

M helped make the first batch.

All the kids loved it - the little ones were really funny.


We made another batch with the Friesens.

Silas' mad skills.

Six hands work better than two.

Can we get any more creative with it??
Here's the recipe for you (from this blog, via pinterest):

Mixture 1:
1 ½ cups warm water 2 cups Elmer’s Glue  
Food coloring

Mixture 2:
3 tsp Borax
1 cup warm water

Stir mixture 1 together in a bowl, and mixture 2 in another bowl. Make sure both are mixed well, then pour them together. 
There is no need to stir the mixture  because it is the chemical reaction that actually makes the flubber, but you can if you want.  It's kind of hard to resist.  When it is in a glob, work it for 2-3 minutes. Initially it feels wet but it eventually dries up to the final product.

(If you live in Regina and want 3 tsp of Borax instead of buying the whole box, I'd be happy to share!)

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