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Flubber recipe- fun. Wonder what would happen if I used kool-aid to color (and fragrance) instead of food coloring, and then used tonic water instead of regular water, to make it glow under black light!!! I hope to try it and see! Perhaps this could be the take home party favor for our space party!
Flubber :) Mixture 1: 1 ½ cups warm water 2 cups Elmer’s Glue Food coloring Mixture 2: 3 tsp. Borax 1 cup Warm Water Stir mixture 1 together in 1 bowl. Mixture 2 in another bowl. Make sure both are mixed well. Pour mixture 1 into mixture 2.
Flubber Mixture 1: 1 ½ cups warm water 2 cups Elmer’s Glue Food coloring Mixture 2: 3 tsp. Borax 1 cup Warm Water Stir mixture 1 together in 1 bowl. Mixture 2 in another bowl. Make sure both are mixed well. Pour mixture 1 into mixture 2. There is no need to stir the mixture but you can if you want because it is the chemical reaction that actually makes the flubber. When it is in a glob work it for 2-3 minutes. Initially it feels wet but it eventually dries up to the final product.
Flubber! I can't buy Borax where I am but I read that it is (sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate) and maybe able to locate it online. Same thing with the Elmers glue, they say it just must be polyvinyl acetate based! That's what causes the reaction.
We recently tried this Flubber recipe with the kids at the "Science in the Park" event put on by Rhythms of Grace Homeschool Group. We had so much fun coloring it and getting our hands all squishy...
An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance...oh wait that was the Disney movie -this is the Flubber recipe... but watch the movie too!