Monday, July 13, 2009

Flubber Fun

I love unique sensory experiences! Small hands need to explore and keep busy. This recipe is not for shaping but for exploratory purposes only. Our local dollar store and Target carry this flubber pictured below but you can make your own easily at home.

Supplies: 2 cups white glue, 1 1/2 cup warm water, food coloring or non-toxic liquid watercolor; 4 tsp. Borax, and 1 1/3 cups warm water

Process: Mix glue, 1 1/2 c. warm water, and food coloring together. Mix Borax and 1 1/3 c. warm water together. Add Borax mixture to the glue mixture and stir with your hands as quickly as possible to get the borax solution and the glue solution to bind. (Use latex gloves to protect your hands from the liquid watercolor). Mix until all the water has been Incorporated into the mixture.

Some things to remember when using Flubber. Flubber does not come out of carpeting if dry. It will stick to clothing and hair, but can be soaked to remove.

Teach Well: Use flubber in a sensory table. With older children use straws to blow bubbles in the flubber. Use scissors to practice cutting skills over a tray.

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