Flubber is a homemade version of silly putty. It’s cold, slimy, a solid that flows and incredibly fun to poke, stretch and play around with. Especially for those tactile loving kids!! And it’s a nice break from playdough.
You will need 1 1/2 cups warm water
2 cups white glue
1 1/3 cups warm water
3 tsp Borax
mixing bowl and spoon
This could get messy –so be prepared
In a large tubby combine food coloring, glue and 1 1/2 cups warm water
In a smaller container, combine 1 1/3 cups warm water and Borax. Mix ingredients in each container thoroughly.
Pour contents of smaller container into larger container. Gently lift and turn the mixture with a metal spoon until only about a tablespoon of liquid is left.
Flubber will be sticky for a moment or two. Let the excess liquid drip off-then it is ready. Stretch it, bounce it, roll it!
Flubber is an example of a non-Newtonian substance-appears to be a liquid and a solid at the same time. Here is some science behind it.
Store tightly covered for up to 3 weeks.