January 9, 2013
We’ve been trying to have a different fun tactile sensory bin every week. This week’s flubber/Gak has been a huge hit! Several of our families asked for the recipe to make it at home.
First gather your supplies!
20 oz clear school glue
In one bowl add glue and equal amount of water. Stir in food coloring and continue until glue is dissolved.
In a second bowl add 3+ cups hot water and at least 3 heaping tablespoons of borax. Stir to dissolve borax.
Add the glue mixture to the borax mixture. The glue will immediately form together to make the flubber. This is the messy part! You need to dig out the flubber and put it on a clean surface. Try to wring out as much water as you can. It will be sticky at first but the more you kneed it the more pliable it will be!
Store the flubber in a closed container and it will last for quite a long time. If it gets on clothes or carpet, soak with cold water and it should come out.
As a precaution, always wash hands after handling the flubber due to the small amount of borax.