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How to Make Silly Putty With Flour

Updated April 17, 2017

Silly Putty is made by Crayola, comes in an egg and a great kids' toy thanks to its sticky, bouncy and gooey properties. Making your own version is a craft activity you can do with just a few simple ingredients--and you can do it with your kids in your own kitchen. While traditional methods involve ingredients such as borax or liquid starch, you can make silly putty using flour as well.

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  1. Mix flour and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Make sure the ingredients are mixed thoroughly before proceeding to the next step.

  2. Add the white glue slowly and continue mixing until all of it has been incorporated into the flour mixture.

  3. Add the water slowly while stirring. Continue adding water until the mixture achieves its desired putty-like consistency.

  4. Mix in a few drops of food colouring until the putty achieves the colour you want. You can split the putty between bowls to make several different colours.

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white glue
  • 8 tbsp water
  • Food colouring

About the Author

Irena Eaves began writing professionally in 2005. She has been published on several websites including RedPlum, CollegeDegreeReport.com and AutoInsuranceTips.com. Eaves holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Boston University.

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