How to Make Flubber with Borax and Glue

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Flubber is a non-toxic, gooey substance that has no practical purpose, aside from being a fun craft project for children. However, adult supervision is recommended during creation and play. Flubber can be made in only a few minutes using a combination of borax, glue, and food coloring. You can make approximately 12 ounces of flubber.

Things You'll Need

  • Non-toxic glue
  • Bowls
  • Food coloring
  • Wooden spoon
  • Glitter
  • Borax
  • Cup
  • Zipper lock bag
  • Empty a four ounce bottle of non-toxic glue into a clean, empty bowl and stir in ten drops of the food coloring of choice using the wooden spoon. Act quickly before the glue can begin to dry.

  • Pour one teaspoon of glitter into the glue and stir in in. Add one teaspoon of borax into one cup of lukewarm water. Stir with a wooden spoon until all of the borax dissolves.

  • Add the borax solution to the glue mixture, stirring continuously with the wooden spoon. After five to ten minutes, the mixture will thicken into a glob.

  • Knead the flubber with your hands until it becomes smooth and dries completely.

  • Store the flubber in a zipper lock bag. Leave a small hole in the seal and press all excess air out. Seal the bag until the next use.

Tips & Warnings

  • Alternatively, you can use pre-colored glue instead of using food coloring to add color to the flubber.
  • Children should be supervised while playing with flubber. It should not be ingested or allowed to come in contact with the eyes.

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