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🤓😄😦 Flubber may have been a goofy movie with Robin Williams in 1997, but it is also an incredibly goopy craft project that kids will love. Flubber is wiggly, slimy, and gross--what more would any kid want? It's fun and easy to make several different kinds of flubber. Robin Williams would be proud.
Method 1Method 1 of 3:Making Basic Flubber Download Article
- 1Mix 3/4 cup of the water with 1 cup glue in a bowl. Stir this mixture until it is thoroughly mixed together. Set it aside.
- 2Mix 2 tablespoons of Borax with a 1/2 cup of water in a separate bowl. Mix thoroughly until all of the Borax is dissolved.Advertisement
- 3Combine the two mixtures. Stir them together. Add several drops of food colouring until the mixture is the colour you want it to be.
- 4Put the mixture in a plastic bag with a good seal. Close the bag, making sure it is tightly closed. Knead the mixture for a few minutes and your flubber will be done. You can store the flubber in the bag you mix it in.
Method 2Method 2 of 3:Making Gak (Borax-free Flubber) Download Article
- 1Pour 1 cup of white glue into a bowl. Add several drops of food colouring until it is the desired colour.
- 2Pour 1 cup of liquid starch into the glue mixture. Stir thoroughly. When the glue and liquid starch start to mix, they should become very thick.
- 3Mix more starch in if it seems too sticky. The starch is what makes the glue stretchy rather than sticky. Be aware that Gak will stick to clothes and carpets, but it comes out very easily with a little warm water and some scrubbing.
- 4Store Gak in a container with a good lid.
Method 3Method 3 of 3:Making Edible Flubber Download Article
- 1Pour one can (14 oz.) of sweetened condensed milk into a saucepan. Turn the stove on to a low heat.
- 2Add one tablespoon of cornstarch to the saucepan. Stir the mixture over a low heat.
- 3Remove the saucepan from the heat when the mixture starts to thicken. Add drops of food colouring until the edible flubber is the colour you want it to be. Stir the mixture.
- 4Allow the mixture to cool before you play (or eat) it. Be aware that edible flubber can stain light colored clothing and carpets. It should come out with warm water and detergent.
- 5Store edible flubber in a container or seal-able plastic bag.
- QuestionWill it last a week?Community AnswerYes! It can even last up to a year (or longer) as long as it's in a sealed container.
- QuestionIs there any other way to make slime without starch or borax?Community AnswerYou can try using a thick soap. Put it in the fridge for an hour or in the freezer for 10 minutes and it will look like slime.
- QuestionCan I use laundry detergent instead of liquid starch?Community AnswerYes, but it will smell like detergent, and make you smell like detergent too!
- Rinse the flubber off with water if it gets dirty.
- Flubber lasts for about three weeks. By that point, there will probably be too much hair and dirt stuck in it for it to be much fun.
- Try putting glitter in for a little more pizzazz!
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To make basic flubber, mix together 3/4 cup (175ml) of water and 1 cup (240ml) of white school glue in a bowl. Next, mix 2 tablespoons of Borax with 1/2 cup (120 ml) of water in a separate bowl until all of the Borax dissolves. Then, combine both mixtures together in one bowl and stir thoroughly. Add several drops of food coloring until you get the color you want. Then, put the mixture in a plastic bag and seal it tightly. Knead the mixture for a few minutes. Then take your flubber out of the bag and it's ready to use!