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I’m going to be honest here.
I’ve never been a fan of GAK or silly putty or any kind of slime-like substances.
But I distinctly remember the delight a few of my siblings took in squishing the disgusting stuff around and had a sinking feeling my girls would probably enjoy it, too.

And sure enough.
They’re having the time of their life smooshing the globby mess around as I write.
{Gag.}

I found this idea here.

What you’ll need to make your own GAK:

4 oz bottle Elmers school glue
Several TBSP of Borax
water
food coloring

Pour 1/2 cup water into small bowl.
Add entire glue bottle and mix well.

Add food coloring, mixing again.
Microwave 1 cup of water for a minute.


Add 1 TBSP Borax, mixing until dissolved.
Continue adding Borax, 1/2 tsp at a time until it will no longer dissolve in the water.
Combine the two mixtures and stir.
It will start clumping immediately.
Continue to mix until a large blob forms, then dump the excess water.

Continue to knead with fingers until it is smooth and has lost most of its sliminess.

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