When I was younger, it was called Gak, or Slime. Now it's called Flubber or Obeleck.
It's one of those things that are disgusting to touch, but you can't stop touching it and playing with it. It's not quite play doh but also not clay. It feels wet but isn't, and is always cold.
Gak is one of those things that is so simple, but you can't stop playing with it. The best part is, I know how to make it.
I looked on Pinterest and googled it, but didn't find one that worked for me, so I combined a couple and this is what I came up with!
2 bottles of Elmers school glue
Borax (in the laundry detergent aisle)
First, take two bottles of Elmers school glue, or 8 ounces. The white kind that you used spread all over your hand, wait for it to dry and then peel it all off. Wait, you didn't do that? Just me. Figures.
Pour the two bottles of school glue into a mixing bowl. Try to get as much glue out as you can. Then fill each of the bottles with warm/hot water, put the lid back on and shake. Pour that gluey water into the bowl with the glue in it. It looks like the picture above.
Now is the time to stir. It all mixes together quite nicely because of the warm/hot water.
Now is also the time to think of whatever colour you want and add food colouring to your glue and water mixture. I've made blue (shown), lime green (green and yellow food coloring), pink, purple, white with glitter, and red with glitter. Basically you can make whatever colour you want! You can add glitter as well, or leave it out. Up to you. But NOW is the time to add it!
Next, get a measuring cup and fill it with a half a cup of warm/hot water. Add 1 teaspoon of borax and stir until it is dissolved completely.
After its dissolved, next is the magic bit.
Pour the borax/water solution into the glue/water/food colouring solution, STIRRING CONSTANTLY. You should see some stringy bits forming, and for me, as I was stirring the Gak was sticking to my spoon, as you can see in the above photo.
Don't freak out. I did a little bit. It all happened so fast!
After its all mostly mixed together (there will be some extra liquid in the bottom of the bowl), grab about half of the Gak with your hands and put it on the table. Then take the other half and put it on the table as well.
This is when I washed the bowl and spoon with hot water and let it run down the drain for a while. If you aren't comfortable with this, you can use paper towels to wipe out the bowls.
Here is the first one I made, green! It's resting on the table. I let mine rest for only a couple minutes so that I could clean up the bowls.
It will be a little wet as its resting, but that's fine. I just wiped it up with a wash rag and was good to go.
Then you can take the Gak and play! Combine the two together and stretch it apart, watch it ooze through your fingertips or put it in a container for later!
Well done on your first batch of Gak! I know you'll want to make more. Store it in an airtight Tupperware container to make it last the longest.
I hope you enjoy your Gak!
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