Before Avery left school for the summer, one of her teachers gave be a recipe for "flubber" which the kids love playing with at school. She said she knew I'd have my hands full once Noah was born and this was a great no-mess alternative to Play-doh (which I DESPISE!). We finally got around to making it yesterday and the girls have spent a ton of time (quietly without fighting!) playing with it!
Here's how you make it: (I halved this recipe because a bottle of school glue is 4oz. It made plenty...)
Mix 1: 3/4 cup of Warm water
1 cup of white school glue
Food coloring (We used yellow food coloring gel.)
Mix 2: 1/2 cup of warm water
2 TBSP of Borax (I have no idea what this is or where to get it. They gave me a baggie of it with the recipe. And good thing I decided to make less because there was only 1 TBSP in there!)
Pour Mix 1 into Mix 2 and mix together with hands. (This is a must because it stuck to the plastic fork I tried at first!)
I used a take and toss tupperware container to mix this and now I store it in there. It was a bit watery at first and I put it on a papertowel to get some of the water off. It stuck...oops! So I think if you let it sit for a minute it'll soak up on its own.
This stuff is kinda like silly putty but not as dry. Junk doesn't stick to it if it falls on the floor which is nice!