Recently we had a school snow day (I know, a SNOW DAY in SPRING! Crazy Canada.) We decided to make the most of it and make something fun! My littlest loves silly putty. I had come across some recipes online awhile ago and thought we would give the homemade silly putty a go.
We followed a few different recipes, playing with all the amounts until we got the results that we wanted. Squishy but not runny. Perfect for play! Once we discovered the magic combination my gal was able to make this all on her own in minutes!
Here is what worked for us
1/4 cup glue (elmer's or any no name brand ~ we tried a few)
1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 tbsp borax powder
1 tsp washable paint (you can use food coloring too ~ we used paint to have more colors options)
Place 1 tsp of paint into a bowl.
Add in your 1/4 cup warm water and stir.
Next, measure out 1/4 cup glue and add to your paint mixture. Mix thoroughly.
Measure out 1 1/2 tbsp of borax and spinkle over the mixture.
Stir until it starts to become a gloopy mess like this.
Now for the really fun part! Take it in your hands and squish it silly! It should co-operate and become some super silly putty.
We thought we would create some Easter inspired colors of silly putty and the results were lovely!
Perfect time of year to create silly putty, as we had the eggs to store it in. Just like the real deal!
These shall surely fill some of our Easter baskets this year.
There is SO much fun you can have with silly putty!
1. Press things in to it and use it as a mold.
2. Create a bouncy ball by rolling it into a ball and placing it in the freezer for an hour.
3. Watch it float by shaping it into a boat shape and placing in water.
4. Draw a picture with pencil and press the putty flat on top so it copies the image.
5. Juggle with it.
6. Perhaps the best part of all....
Squishing it! How can you resist?!
Happy stretching, bouncing, squishing and squeezing!