Homemade Flubber

This was a fun little morning project/science experiment to keep the kids entertained for hours.

It sounds messy at first, but actually isn’t too bad.  Although I will admit, and you’ll see by the pictures, that we chose to do this project in the bathroom, nearby water and towels, just in case.

It only took us about 20 minutes to make all the ‘flubber’ you see, and then it was hours of good clean fun…unless you get it on fabric or rugs….please stay away from such things.


Borax (found in the laundry section of the store),

White craft glue (a cup which is 8 oz),

Glass jars (large enough to hold 5 cups and one to hold 2 cups)

1 cup and 1/4 cup measuring cups

Acrylic paint or food coloring for color (we used both, and they both worked well)

Mix 4 cups water and 1/4 cup Borax in a glass jar and stir till dissolved.

In another jar mix 1 cup water and 1 cup glue.   Shake till thoroughly mixed.

Pour one cup of the Borax solution into another container.

Add plenty of the food coloring or acrylic paint and stir.

Measure 1/4 cup of the glue solution into the borax and stir with your finger.  

It will immediately pull together into a clump.  (Lots of the liquid will be left)

Take the ‘flubber’ out of the liquid and knead it for a few minutes to get out the air bubbles and the stickiness.  Then it’s ready to play with.

You can reuse the colored borax solution that is in your bowl or dump it out and make a new color.

You can make two 1/4 cup pieces of flubber with each color of solution.

Store in a plastic bag or container.

Now my problem is getting them to stop playing with their science experiment to do more schoolwork.

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6 Responses to “Homemade Flubber”

  1. Someday Crafts Says:

    My daughter loves this stuff!

  2. Sherry Says:

    We love to make this so much fun!

  3. Rose from FineCraftGuild dot com Says:

    this stuff looks GROSS… however, I can see why kids love this… BECAUSE it looks gross … and with a name like blubber, I can just imagine how it feels also…

    interesting craft project

  4. jennifer Says:

    Flubber is always a big hit at my house.

  5. angee Says:

    Okay, I have never made this, but I know my kids would love it!!! Thanx for sharing!

  6. Paul T Says:

    The pictures alone want me to go out and make Flubber tomorrow.

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