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.

    • 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!