Master 5 received a small package of Silly Putty a few weeks ago (the commercial stuff) and he LOVED it! This got my brain ticking and figured I would be able to make this myself…as it turns out, you absolutely can!
I tried a few recipes but found that this one found at Musings from a Stay at Home Mom was the BEST of them all! It was slimy, stretchy, oozy, mouldable goodness. This activity also doubles as a Science Experiment too so it’s education and fun all rolled into one!
It’s so fancinating to watch as two liquids come together to form a solid. It’s like the Silly Putty has a life of it’s own and moves by itself, it truly is AMAZING! Oh and did I mention it only takes 5 minutes to make! Oh Homemade Silly Putty, is there anything you can not do?
Check out our adorable video on how to make Frozen Silly Putty below!
You will need:
I bottle of Elmers Glue (118ml)
118 ml of water
* 1/2 teaspoon of Borax (I bought mine at Bunnings Hardware store for $8)
1/4 cup hot water
Refer to the photos above for reference : )
1. Set out your ingredients
2. Pour your glue into a bowl
3. Add the 118ml of water
4. Mix until completely combined
5. Add a few drops of your chosen food colouring
6. Mix until well combined
7. Add 1/4 cup of hot water to a separate container, add the 1/2 teaspoon of Borax & stir until combined
8. Pour the Borax solution into the mixture in the bowl
10. Watch the magic happen!
It really is fantastic to watch the mixture turn to Silly Putty before your very eyes!
I got a little over excited with this recipe and made 5 batches! It keeps for weeks and it gets some serious play time from my two kiddos! There are SO many different ways you can play with it too…
Roll them up…
Make a giant snake…
Make cool handprints…
Watch it slowly move…
Watch it BOUNCE! Yes, it really does bounce!
Lie it on yourself…
Make it into a necklace…hang on a minute…what?
The Silly Putty stores really well in snap lock bags or air tight containers : ) This would make a great gift for kindy/school friends, cousins, the neighbours kiddos and more. Did I mention that I LOVE this stuff? Lol!
*Please note that Borax is not edible so please make sure that anything including Borax stays away from little mouths and tummies!
We have some other FUN activities for you to try using Borax too!