Flubber Recipe

This is a Mom's adventures of not totally paying attention to directions.  My first attempt at making the rubbery, gluey, fun stuff known as flubber.


Flubber Recipe


The wrong recipe:

Instructions:
1 cup glue
2 teaspoon dry starch
1 cup very warm water divided
food coloring as needed

Search all over town for the cheapest glue. Consider just getting the little bottles. Go to teacher supply store and shell out $12.99 for 1 gallon of Elmer's glue. Go to grocery store for dry starch. Find twenty kinds of spray starch, no dry starch. Go to another store, find spray starch and liquid starch. No dry starch. Remember that there must be a way to make flubber from liquid starch. Convince children your not nuts, Liquid starch should work. Argue with know-it-all eight year old all the way home form the store.


Starch?

New recipe (Still wrong!)
1/2 cup of Elmer's white glue
1/2 cup of liquid starch
Mix ingredients together. Keep mixing together. Chase three year old around house because her hands are sticky, slimy. Wash Three year old hands. Keep mixing. Pour out excess liquid. Keep mixing. Send five year old to bath to wash goop out of his hair. Keep mixing.

Reassure oldest child that yes, this is working. Spend one hour making flubber, forty five minutes cleaning up flubber, and ten minutes play with flubber before throwing the whole mess out.


Third Try!

Ingredients No. 3

Dry starch is Borax 20 Mule team. Buy at Target.

1 cup glue 

(there is plenty left over from first attempts. Apologize to husband for having to clean up mess of spilled glue in the garage. Salvage remaining glue for further experiments)

2 teaspoon Borax. Tell son that yes, this is the right stuff.

1 cup very warm water divided

food coloring as needed

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13 comments

  1. You are a brave lady to go into all that...
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog...I am a "hugger"...I love to hug!!
    (((hug)))

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  2. We love flubber.
    I haven't thought about making warehouse supplies, though. :-)

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  3. Lol, sounds like when me and my kids try to make things like that.

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  4. Oh that makes me tired just reading it!!

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  5. Remind me to never try to make pie with you. :)

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  6. I have only ever made it with the liquid stuff and it worked fine. I have another receipe for you that I will email in a couple of days...equally as fun and messy, but a great science lesson!

    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Oh we love making this. It' sgood for hours of fun!!

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  8. Flubber...is that that snotty, goobery stuff that feels wet but it actually isn't? And that recipe works? Hmmm....I think I have some borax kicking around somewhere...

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  9. Sorry to be a downer, but you also need to leave instructions on how to get it out of our carpets.

    Cause we are ALL going to eventually need to know.

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  10. That flubber stuff is evil. To remove from carpets apply a flamethrower

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  11. I remember my misadventures with Flubber!! thankfully..my daughter is now in middle school...okay...so maybe not so thankfully....but I don't miss Flubber...not one bit..

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  12. Coming back to tell you that you won the CD giveaway on my blog. E-mail me so I can send it.

    Blessings!

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  13. Haha very funny. Glad you got there in the end!!

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