A Flubber Recipe

A Flubber Recipe

A Flubber recipe
A Flubber recipe
A Flubber recipe
A Flubber recipe

What is it that’s so magical about flubber? It’s a liquid and a solid, moldable, but firm, gooey and squishy all at the same time. It’s an ideal indoors table craft. Just throw in a few cookie cutters, toy dishes or silicone moulds and the possibilities are endless. It’s also non-toxic and easy to make. Below is a recipe, but before you begin remember this…if it ever finds it’s way into clothing or hair and dries, just dab it with vinegar and in a few minutes it will become soft enough to rinse and remove.

Step 1

Combine and mix well:
-2 cups Elmer’s Glue
-1/4 cups warm water
-Food coloring of your choice

Step 2:

In a separate bowl, combine and mix well:
-3 tsp. Borax
-1 cup Warm Water

Step 3:

Pour the first mixture into the second. There’s no need to stir. It makes itself! Once most of it has formed into a big glob with just a little bit of water floating on top, pour off the excess water and knead the flubber for a minute. Store it in an airtight container between uses and it will last for a week or more. Enjoy!

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  • slanela

    Great. What kind of a glue could be used except Elmer’s. In my country Elmer’s glue is not available. As far as I know Elmer is a name of brand.
    Txnks

    • mrprintables

      I believe Elmer is a PVA, so you could look out for non-toxic, child-safe PVAs. ^ ^

      • slanela

        Ok, thanks

  • http://meadowscooks.blogspot.com/ sandra

    This is a great craft. I’ve been seeing it around but this post got me to actually make it and it had my 4 year old occupied for hours!

  • MJ

    these are the best photos, the white balance and lighting…perfect.

    • mrprintables

      I agree! Check out Kristin’s Bonbon mini blog ( http://www.bonbonmini.com ) – so many beautiful photos! : )

  • käthe

    We made this yesterday and it did not come together. I tried a different recipe and the instructions said to stir the two mixtures together, and that worked. Can this really be done without stirring the glue and borax together?

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

    • Rachael

      Didn’t come together for me either. Now I have a toddler running around screaming for ‘flubber’ and nothing to give her, wasted $$ on all that elmer’s glue too… stuff ain’t cheap!

  • Lukas Voss

    I don’t think borax is availabe in my country.

  • ):C

    This flubber was a big waste of glue!!! It is nothing like the one in the picture, JERKS!

    • Leah James

      Whoa!! Thats harsh

  • mrprintables

    Hi Everyone, those who’ve said in the comments they’ve tried it and say it doesn’t work, this is exactly how Kristin made it and we’ve also tried it and it does work. If you follow step 1 & step 2 well, then pour the mixture 1 into 2 as described, it makes it itself. No need to stir it . You can see it in action (the two mixtures forming a flubber as you pour it) on some You tube videos too!

    So sorry to hear it didn’t work for some, but just wanted to leave this comment as I don’t want some comments putting off everybody! Hope you try it, this is a great simple recipe for a lot of fun! Thanks again to Kristin from Bonbonmini! : )

  • Leah James

    Can you Make it without Borax? Or is there a replacement for it?