Monday, November 1, 2010

Flubber for kids!

My kids have made this at their last 2 schools for science when learning about polymers.  The word polymer comes from the Greek language from poly “many” and meros “parts." Polymers are large molecules consisting of repeating identical structural units connected by chemical bonds. I just learned something, did you?!? Last week, my daughter and her friend wanted to make Flubber, so I thought I'd share the recipe here! It bounces, it rolls, it stretches and they think it's more fun than play dough!

In a small bowl, mix:
       3/4 cup warm water
       1 cup Elmer's glue
       Food coloring, if desired (I omit)

In a large bowl, mix:
       2 tsp. Borax (a laundry detergent 

additive you can find at the grocery 


       1/2 cup warm water

Pour glue mixture into Borax mixture and mix with your hands or stir well with a wooden spoon.

Storage and safety guidelines:
Store Flubber in an airtight container or plastic bag.  Flubber is non-edible and good for kids that don't still like to eat glue! When you are through with it, throw it away in the trash. Do not wash down the drain.

1 comment:

moesmiles said...

What a cool Mom you are! Looks like fun.

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