Thursday, August 11, 2011

gooey gunk

Q: what do you get when you mix
white glue, water, colouring and borax?
A: gooey gunk!  and a lot of indoor fun.

if stored in an airtight jar, this gloopy mess continues to be fun for weeks.
it does become more and more solid...much like silly putty.
trust the recipe...
it doesn't seem as though it will work, and yet, mysteriously, it does.

~how to do it~
in two bowls, prepare the following:

solution A
1 cup H2O
1 cup white glue
2 T liquid tempera paint 
(or a few drops of food colouring)

solution B:
1 1/3 cup warm H2O
4 t borax (laundry booster)
stir until borax is completely dissolved.

slowly pour solution A into bowl containing solution B (do not mix!!!)
roll solution A around in solution B 4-5 times.
lift solution A out of solution B and knead for 2-3 minutes.
play with it!  
(a tray underneath play area was very helpful)
store in an airtight container.

thanks again to the ultimate book of kid concoctions 
by john e. thomas and danita pagel !

 p.s.:it came out of clothes after a good soaking and laundering; 
anything stuck on hard surfaces came off with the scrape of a credit card...
but it was better to roll it up before it dried.


AudreyO said...

When my kids were young I used to love our homemade playdough. Have you ever mixed cornstarch and water? What an interesting mix you get. Add some food coloring and wow!!

thebuddinggourmet said...

very funny :)