On the last trip to the grocery store, I stopped by the kids art supply section and stumbled across this pink glitter glue (they had green too.) I grabbed a bottle of each, since I just happen to know a sweet little girl who would love to make something fun with glitter glue... (And of course, mama had something very fun planned for the glue.)
This silly putty recipe/experiment is made with just 3 simple ingredients:
- 4 oz bottle of regular school glue- not the washable kind (our first batch was made with washable glue, but the washable glue didn't work to well, so I recommend using regular, all purpose glue. If you can't find this glitter glue, make your own with a few drops of food coloring and a few tablespoons of colored glitter.)
- 1 tsp Borax
- 4 oz.water
Mix together a 1 to 1 mixture of glue and water. (I made a half size batch for this demonstration.)
Stir the glue and watery together until completely mixed.
Dissolve 1 tsp of borax into 1/2 (4 oz) cup of warm water. Pour borax water into the glue mixture and stir.
Keep stirring, after a few seconds the glue will begin to "gel" up.
Pick up the glue glob and squish it around for a few moments.
It will turn into a pliable, yet firm, silly putty like substance.
It's so cool!
If you find the "silly putty" is becoming less pliable, put it in the microwave and heat it up for 5 to 15 seconds (depending on the amount of silly putty.) Store in a zip-loc baggie.
I enjoyed my little piece too...
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