Tuesday, September 20, 2011

F Week- Flubber

The highlight of F week was definitely flubber. Trip is in love with the stuff (as are all of the adults around here who have played with it) and asked to get it out several times a day.

I followed a recipe that my college early childhood professor had given us in class all those years ago. I've had it neatly tucked away in my recipe binder and it was so fun to pull it out to make for my own child.

It's so simple- 
  • Mix 1 1/2 cups water and 2 cups white glue in a container. 
  • In another container, mix 1 1/3 cups water and 3 teaspoons borax. 
  • Mix the two together and stir until the flubber forms. It may be a little stringy at first, but it will quickly form a nice rubbery ball.
  • Store in an airtight container when not in use.
What you see in these pictures is half of this recipe. A half recipe was plenty for us, but if you're making flubber for more than one or two children, I would suggest making a whole recipe.

What a fun texture!

It's fun to poke with a fork and cut with a butter knife.

We also had lots of fun punching it- it has a great rubbery texture. Fish wasn't so sure about all of the punching as he got jostled around.

We left the fork in the bowl for a few minutes, and got a great fork print.

Hand prints

and cookie cutter prints are fun as well.

One afternoon, we were letting it slowly ooze out of our hands and Trip got an amazing amount of flubber to hang from his arm.

If your children are two or older, you have to make flubber for them. It's such a fun pastime and will keep them entertained for hours.

1 comment:

  1. I think I remember us making this at some point - still just as fun!