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Tuesday, June 18 2013, 08:23 AM MDT
Homemade Fun Putty
With a few household ingredients, you can make your own playful putty. Blogger Tanelle Lindquist shows us how.

Oobleck
What you'll need:
water
cornstarch
food coloring
bowl
spoon
one gallon ziplock bag to store oobleck

Instructions:
Mix 1 part water with 1.5-2 parts cornstarch.  You might want to begin with one cup of water and one and a half cups of cornstarch, then add in more cornstarch if you want it to become more solid.
Plan on mixing for 2-5 minutes.
Add in a few drops of food coloring. 

Gak
What you'll need:
Two 4 oz. bottles of Elmer's Glue
Borax (found in the laundry detergent section of your local grocery store).
liquid starch (found on Amazon or Reams)
water (some people use water some don't... I don't).
bowl
food coloring
glitter (if you have a daughter this is a fun way to make it a little more girly)
one gallon ziplock bag to store gak

Instructions:
I make my gak by feel, but if I had to say a ratio it would be 2 parts glue to 1 part liquid starch.  Then pinch in some borax.
I poor in some glue, then poor in the liquid starch until I like the consistency, add a few pinches of borax and then the food coloring.
Begin mixing with your hands and fingers until the mixture becoming stingy. Continue mixing with your hands, squishing it around.  After a few minutes it will become like a gelatin consistency.
Then let the fun begin!

Find out more at www.allthingskidsslc.com.

(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcast Group)Homemade Fun Putty


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