Wednesday 27 July 2011

Homemade Flubber

Somewhere along the line during my internet surfing I discovered a blog post by Laura at Come Together Kids about Gak and decided I would love to make some with Sir N.  Well we ended up creating flubber instead! How to make Flubber


Bowl 1
  • 1 cup of PVA glue
  • 3/4 cup of warm water
  • food colouring

Bowl 2
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons of Borax (available in your laundry isle at the supermarket)

Photo story of our unintended journey to .... 
Add glue, water and food colour to one bowl
Mix well
In a separate bowl mix borax and water
Add borax water to glue mix
"Yuk Mommy it's slimy "
Then it became lumpy
Carry on 'kneading' and water will separate out
Flubber! When it breaks apart it is straight. Squeeze back together. Form things etc and play.
Store in a zip lock plastic bag in the fridge.

When left alone it will 'relax' and spread.
Have fun with some flubber in your home

Warning : This activity involves the use of Borax which is harmful when swallowed. Please ask an adult to help you. Borax is a form of soap and is used to clean clothes. It can be found in the laundry section of your supermarket.
Note that this is not a recipe for human consumption 
It is for play purposes only.  
Make sure to supervise young children.


  1. Ummmmmmmmmm that is interesting! does this set and get hard when not stored in a plastic bag? Is it sticky when working with it as you are using glue as an ingredient? I have never heard of this sort of play dough or flugger as you call it.

  2. It was interresting :) No it does not set and no it is not sticky at all. It becomes almost like plastic plasticine :) strange feeling Sir N enjoyed playing with it. It's in the fridge still. Not sure how long it will last though

  3. wow,very interesting!strange feeling Sir N enjoyed playing with it. It's in the fridge still.


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