How to Make Flubber Without Glue

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How to Make Flubber Without Glue
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Flubber -- a gel-like slime -- is fun for kids of all ages. Made popular by the 1961 movie, "The Absent-Minded Professor," and its 1997 remake, "Flubber," this substance can be bought at a number of different toy stores and party shops. But instead of spending money on the buying it pre-made, you can have your kids make it themselves at home.

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Things you need

  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Water
  • Food colouring
  • Spoon
  • 2 tsp. Borax

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  1. 1

    Pour 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup cornflour into a medium-sized bowl.

  2. 2

    Add water to the cornflour and flour -- 1 tbsp at a time -- until the substance is of the same consistency as glue.

  3. 3

    Pour 3/4 cup of warm water into the mix.

  4. 4

    Add a few drops of food colouring -- any colour -- to turn your mixture to the colour of your choice. Stir the very well with a spoon.

  5. 5

    Pour 2 tsp of Borax into a separate bowl, and add 1/2 cup of warm water to the Borax. Stir this mixture thoroughly.

  6. 6

    Pour the "glue" mixture into your Borax mixture to turn the two mixtures into flubber. Knead the substance with your hands for 1 to 2 minutes until the flubber is combined and set.

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