July 19, 2013
Most of our families know that I (Jackie), love making flubber. I have been motivated to change up our sensory bin by creating tactile sensory tubs that are more multi-sensory, so I included color, varying textures and scents.
I made two large batches; lemon scented yellow and blue tint with orbeez. I used clear school glue so the texture is different than white school glue. It has an almost a stiff jello-like feel to it but spreads out like regular flubber. I am really please with how it all turned out! Flubber is really easy to make and isn’t too messy. If you are having a rough day with your kiddos, spending the 5 minutes making a batch will be worth it when your kids are engaged in playing with it so you can get a break!
For the lemon yellow
In a medium bowl mix together: clear school glue -20 oz, cold water -20 oz, lemon extract -1 Tbs, and a few drops of yellow food coloring.
In a medium bowl mix together: Very hot water-20 oz and 3 Tbs of Borax.
Add the glue mixture to the borax mixture. The more you mix and squeeze out the water the better it will get.
For the blue tinted with Orbeez
The only difference with the blue tinted flubber is the addition of the ** Orbeez. I added them to the glue mixture before I mixed the bowls together. I can’t wait to see how our kiddos like it!
*Borax is available in the laundry aisle of any major grocery store.
** Orbeez water beads can be found locally at Fred Meyer in the toy aisle next to the play dough.
Happy sensory play!!
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