Silly Putty -2 Household Ingredients

silly puttyI’ve posted a little about play dough and gak. I probably said how I have a love hate relationship with it. It’s cool, but can be disastrous to carpet and hair. This stuff has the good qualities of gak without the bad. It’s not slimy at all, and it’s fun to play with.

I’m always looking for stuff for my kids, especially for the holidays, that doesn’t have sugar. They get so much already!

So, this is what it is. Water, elmers glue, and Borax.


3 Tbsp. Water

1/4 Cup Elmers glue

1/2 teas. borax dissolved in 1/4 Cup HOT water


Mix the water with the glue. If you want to add a little food color this is the time. I added some glitter, but it got kind of dissolved, and you can’t see it very well.

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Then you add the borax, hot water solution. It firms up right away. I just dumped out the excess water that was left after it firmed up. Then you play with it!

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