Thursday, April 16, 2009

Flubber Time...

All three of my kids where home together this afternoon. This doesn't happen much any more. We used to have so much fun together in the afternoons reading chapter books together and doing science experiments. I came across this idea from a friends blog. It's called Flubber or as slime. The kids don't remember this but last Spring while in TN at the Children's Museums we made slime. I couldn't for the life of me remember how the lady made it for the kids. I was so excited when I came across the directions to make flubber. The kids were so excited. They didn't really know what we were going to make but knew it was going to be FUN!

I started out with Landon pouring the glue into the bowl. Landon has really turned into such a good helper!

We added one cup of warm water to the glue and added green dye! Logan and Landon both wanted the same color. Prefect! No fighting!

Landon and Logan had a hard time sharing the mixing spoon. They managed to work it out amongst themselves. If you look closely its turning into flubber.

Of course, Leah had to have a turn! She will not be denied from any experience!

Ta-Dah! Flubber
Don't ya just love her chubby little hands!

Wow, this stuff is sooooo cool!

The kids stuff the flubber into those empty Easter eggs. Surprisingly, the flubber took the shape of the egg. I knew all those plastic eggs would be good for something!

Working hard!
Super Stretchy!

1 8-ounce bottle of glue
2 cups of warm water, divided
food coloring
1 1/2 teaspoon Borax powder
bowls for mixing
Pour the whole bottle of glue into a big bowl then fill the empty bottle with 1 cup of warm water and add that to the glue. Stir it up until it thins out.Then add several drops of food coloring and mix that in.In a separate bowl mix the Borax and the second cup of warm water until the Borax dissolves.Stirring CONSTANTLY, slowly pour the Borax into the bowl of glue. Stir and stir and stir until it forms into a goopy, slimy, mass.Remember to store it in an airtight container or it will dry out.


Princess Mommy said...

I am so excited - I bought a box of Borax last year to make something else but never did, so thanks to you it will be Flubber time at our house!!!!

I tagged you over at my blog for a "post game" so if you are interested - stop by!

Science Bob said...

We would like to feature your flubber experiment on our upcoming blog page at We're highlighting science teaching in action, and I think other teachers and homeschoolers would enjoy your experiment. Would you consider letting us feature your post?

-Science Bob