This is a super simple craft that younger girls can have a blast with.  It can get messy, so be sure to keep craft clothes or smocks on hand.  Old adult button down long sleeve shirts work well to protect little girls clothes from the mess.

Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

  • 2 c. White glue
  • Food Coloring
  • 2 tsp. Borax
  • 1 c. Hot Water


  1. Mix all ingredients together, adding the food coloring slowly to make desired shade.
  2. Pour off excess water.

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. An adult should add the Borax to the mixture to limit the girls’ exposure to the detergent.

A flubber kind of putty will be made from this that the girls can bounce and shape liberally.  It is not ideal for sculpting as it won’t dry out and preserve the shapes.  Be sure to have plastic bags on hand to send the flubber home in.  This can be a fun activity to pair with a viewing of either Flubber or The Absent-Minded Professor on a rainy meeting night.

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