My kids LOOOOOVVVE Silly Putty and we’ve made all kinds! We’ve made Jelly/Jello Silly Putty, Frozen Silly Putty and even Glow in the Dark Silly Putty. So of course at Christmas time, what do we make? CHRISTMAS SILLY PUTTY! You guessed it!
To make your own you will need per colour (we made one batch of red & one batch of green)
I bottle of Clear ‘Elmers’ Glue (118ml)
118 ml (the same amount as the bottle of glue) of water
* 1/2 teaspoon of Borax (I bought mine at Bunnings Hardware store for $8)
1/4 cup hot water
Red/Green Food Colouring
Red/Green Christmas scatters – we used, reindeers, stars & christmas trees
Pour your clear elmer’s school glue into a bowl
Fill that empty bottle with water and add to the bowl – mix until well combined
Add a few drops of your red or green food colouring and mix
Add in your glitter and table scatters and mix well again
In a separate container/cup add 1/4 cup of hot water
Add 1/2 teaspoon of Borax to the hot water & stir until it’s dissolved
Pour the Borax solution into the glue mixture in the bowl
Stir and watch the magic happen! This is the part where your Silly Putty will start to take shape!
Keep stirring until all of the mixture has turned into fabulous Christmas Silly Putty
Check out a video of my little girl playing with it below!
There are so many ways that my kids play with this stuff! Stretch it, cut it out with cookie cutters, twist it, roll it, make it into a Christmas Tree & add extra stars to it! It’s a wonderful sensory activity!
*Please note that Borax is not edible so please make sure that anything including Borax stays away from little mouths and tummies!
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