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Recipes for Kids – Flubber

GlueFlubber is a great play object to make for your kids. It reacts in different ways depending on the way you manipulate. Plus, it just feels cool in your hands. If you’ve never played with flubber, give this recipe a shot.


  • 3 cups Warm Water
  • 2 cups Elmer’s White Glue
  • Liquid Water Color (food coloring stains)
  • 20 Mule Team Borax, available in the grocery store laundry section
  • Glitter (optional)


In a large container combine and mix 1 and 1/2 cups of very warm water, 2 cups of glue, and a few drops of color and glitter. Mix well.

In a small container combine and mix 1 1/3 cups very warm water, 2 level tsp 20 Mule Team Borax. Make sure the Borax is completely dissolved.

Combine the glue and borax mixtures. Mix well using your hands until all the liquid is absorbed.

You can store the flubber in a plastic, air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Read more about Flubber at OMSI.

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