Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Homemade 'slime' aka Gak

Remember Gak from the 90's? That rubbery, gooey, silly puddy style of gunk that you could squish into those awesome slime shaped containers and make fart noises? Well, we figured out how to make it for really cheap! It is a lot of fun. Both of my boys ended up enjoying it very much.

You will need:
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon of borax
1 container of elmers glue
2 bowls

 Okay, {step one}! Take your borax and pour it into 1 cup of warm water. Set that bowl off to the side.

{Step two}
Pour your glue into a bowl, mix it together with 1/2 cup of water, and mix in 14 drops of food coloring.
{step 3}
Pour your borax water into your glue water.
You will see it start to into a blob of some kind, the second that they touch.
{step 4}
Dig in with your hands and start squishing and mushing! Keep squishing and smashing the glue together. It wont absorb much of the water, you will probably think that you really messed it up, just keep smushing it. It will look stringy,
It will look like the below picture when it is done.
I just toss it on a plate and let the rest of the water come out of it, it turns into a nice pretty blob as it does this. (doesn't look pretty yet in the picture)
I asked hunter how this stuff made him feel. His response:
Johnny is thrilled he can actually hit, pinch, and slap stuff.
Enjoy and have fun!
*we store ours in plastic baggies. We also have not had to remove it from clothing or hair. it did get on the carpet, but I was able to peel it off, and rub off the tiny parts thats stuck.*

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