Monday, December 28, 2015

Homemade Silly Putty

I've done gak before and silly putty once before but I'm bringing it out again as a gift this year. My boss has a radio show every Saturday, while I work on Saturday's I listen to the show to see what is going on. A few weeks back they were talking about their son loving silly putty. I thought that would be the perfect gift for him, and not the store bought kind the homemade kind!  PBS Kids had the most popular link for the recipe so I'll give them credit. I wish I had some newspaper on hand to show it better but I was out and had to ship this out before the next batch of mail came in. I made 3 colors and didn't get good pictures of making the blue so you see below the making of the pink and the blue final (just having a little fun with you .. lol).


Materials Needed:

  • 1 Cup Elmer's Glue-All multipurpose glue
  • Food coloring
  • 1 Cup Sta-Flo concentrated liquid starch

  • Directions:
    Mix the glue with the food coloring until the color is even throughout.

    Pour the liquid starch into the colored glue mixture.
    Stir and let it sit for five minutes.
    Pull the putty out of the mixing bowl and set it on a paper towel. Knead the putty in your hands for five to ten minutes.

    ALEXIS NOTES: I ended up using regular's Glue (which I've read on several blogs you shouldn't, it worked but I think the All Multipurpose is probably better). I had the Sta-Flo on hand from another project, I've also read you must use this brand.


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    6 comments:

    1. Do you know the measurements, how much glue to how much starch? Thanks for sharing on Submarine Sunday.

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      1. Sorry meant to correct that when I copied the recipe from their site. Said equal parts. I used 1 cup of glue and 1 cup of starch.

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    2. Great craft for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

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    3. Cool! My daughter would love this, but the baby would try to eat it... lol Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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