How to make flubber with liquid starch

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Flubber is similar to playdough in that kids can make it and play with it for hours of uninterrupted fun. Flubber is more rubbery and slimy than playdough and while playdough uses flour and water, you make flubber using a mixture of water and cornflour. Using liquid starch makes recipes for flubber almost foolproof.

Liquid starch also means you do not have to remove any lumps from the dry starch, making your flubber very smooth.

Pour 1 cup of glue into the plastic container.

Add 2 to 3 drops of your chosen food colouring to the glue. Mix the colouring thoroughly into the glue using the wooden craft stick.

Pour 1 cup of the liquid starch into the glue and food colouring mixture. Mix well. Start mixing with the wooden craft stick and use your hands once the mixture gets thicker and harder to stir.

Put a piece of parchment paper on your counter or work surface to protect it from the food colouring.

Place the flubber mixture on the parchment paper and knead it until it is no longer sticky. Knead until your flubber becomes rubbery and smooth.

Add small amounts of the liquid starch, about a teaspoon at a time, if the mixture does not seem to be firming up.

Stir or knead with your fingers until the ingredients come together to form a wet, slimy mass.