My little boys had so much fun making their own Gak Slime. This is one of the easiest play projects we have done. My son is having and end of year school party and we wanted to give his friends a little something they can play with and enjoy. I think the fun part about this was making the Gak Slime. I guess I will find out how they like playing with it soon. During my childhood we loved this stuff I think if we would of know how to make our own then we would have had some of our own. My parents never had a ton of money growing up so we never got the actual Gak. It was always dollar store putty.
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Things you will need to make it
- Glue 4oz bottle or 4oz worth
- food coloring of choice
- Borax 1 tsp in 1 cup of water Or liquid starch sta flo to be exact.
Warning! Do not eat the Slime it can be harmful if you ingest a lot of it. There have been people claiming to get burns from borax I personally have not experienced this with myself or my children. We used a small amount of it in this recipe you might want to try and use less and see if it still works. Or you can go with the Sta flo liquid starch and see if that works better for you. If you do experience any burning please wash it off and go to the Dr. for professional help. You should wash your hands after using it anyway! If you use this recipe use it at your own risk.
Mix the Borax
The first thing you will want to do is put 1 tsp or less of Borax in 1 cup of water you will want it to dissolve as much as possible. My little onE loved doing this part I think it’s because I let him scoop it and put it in the cut to mix. Yes, this part was messy but it made my little guy happy. My cats got on the counter and had to check it out they did stay far enough away no kitties were hurt in the making of the Gak Slime. We washed our hands after playing with the Gak and after each color so we didn’t mix colors. I would suggest you have them play in a non-carpeted area 🙂
Add Color to Your Glue
Next, you will want to mix the 4 oz glue with just a little bit of water and your food coloring of choice. I did about 4 drops of food coloring to get our colors you can mix more if you want a darker color.
Make your globs
Now you can add the borax water mix to the bowl it will make globs. Now, you can get the globs out with your hands and start playing.
Playing with your Gak Slime
This was such a fun easy project and what boy or girl doesn’t love playing with this stuff. If you have a boy like I do they will learn how to make it fart lol. So enjoy it! Wash hands when done!
Do not ingest the slime if you do please call American Association of Poison Control at 800-222-1222 immediately. Use at your own risk!
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