Ideas and Activities

Home-Made "Silly Putty"

2 parts Elmers white glue
1 part Sta Flo liquid starch
food coloring 

Mix well. It may need to set for a little while before it is "workable".  While mixing it together, it may be necessary to add a touch more glue or starch.  You will have to experiment.  Store in an airtight container.
*Beware of contact with fabric, such as clothes or carpet.


Mixture 1:
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 cups white glue
Food coloring

Mixture 2:
1 1/3 cups warm water
3 teaspoons Borax

Mix ingredients in each mixture throughly.  Pour contents of Mixture 2 into Mixture 1. Gently lift and turn mixture until only about a tablespoon of liquid is left. Let Flubber stand for a few minutes because it will be sticky.  Let any excess liquid drip off and then the Flubber will be ready! STRETCH IT! BOUNCE IT! ROLL IT! Store in an airtight container!
*Vinegar dissolves Flubber from carpet, hair, furniture, clothes, etc.