Monday, April 29, 2013

Flubber!

Bean and I were aiming to make slime, but instead the result was a lump of flubber. It was absolutely perfect! It became flubber instead of slime because Bean was having so much fun mixing it together that the borax hardened it past the slimy point. It was worth it though.
The recipe for slime is:

One bottle of Elmer's school glue (we used the purple glitter glue, but you can use clear or white glue and add food colouring if you desire) 4 ounces or 1/2 cup
1 cup and 1 tablespoon of warm water
1 teaspoon of borax 



I let Bean empty the bottle of glue into the bowl and added 1 tablespoon of warm water. I let Bean mix it together. She poked her finger into it and felt that it was sticky, so she asked for a spoon. 


She enjoyed lifting the spoon up and watching the slippery glue slide off.


Mix the teaspoon of borax into the cup of warm water, stir it and let it sit for a moment before adding it to the bowl of glue. 


At this point the sticky feeling was almost gone, so Bean used her hands to mix it together. Remember, this part should be done quickly because the borax hardens it. She spent a few minutes squeezing, molding and rolling it around before we took it out of the water and borax solution. 



So now we have a ball of flubber! It is still soft, but not very flexible. Bean likes to hold it and press it into the table to flatten it out. It rips easily but will reform when pressed back together. We store it in an airtight glass container. 


We will try the slime recipe again soon and hope for different results. :)

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