My boys like to do crafts and learn how to make things, like how to make silly putty.
I had to come up with some boy crafts to do this week. My boys like slimy, gooey crafts.
What boy doesn’t like to make stuff like that? I decided we would learn how to make silly putty this week. The 11 year old had a great time and thought this was so cool. I am not sure who liked it more the 3 year old or the 11 year old.
How To Make Silly Putty
Silly Putty Ingredients:
1 Tblsp Borax
1 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Water
1 Tablespoon Glue
a few drops Food Color (optional)
Directions How to Make Silly Putty:
1. Take and warm 1 cup of water in the microwave for about a min. You want warm water, but not hot.
2. Add one Tablespoon of Borax and dissolve completely in the water. This may take a little while until it is completely dissolved.
3. After the Borax is dissolved in the water, place 1 Tablespoon of the Borax water in a baggie. Then add 1 tablespoon glue (Elmer’s works the best) and Tablespoon of water. To add a little color to your silly putty, add 3-4 drops of child’s favorite food coloring. We choose yellow and blue.
4. This is the fun part of this craft. Squish all that up for about two minutes or less. The boys thought this was so cool and squishy.
5. And then take out the gluey mix and start to kneed it in your hands. Both of the boys thought this was so cool to pull and stretch the slimy silly putty. A quiet fidget toy they can play with around the house.
6. Finally store the silly putty in a plastic Easter egg for safe keeping.
Silly putty tip: If the silly putty is left out on the counter for a long period of time like little face did, just add a few more drops of water in the egg and store. It will come right back.
That is how to make silly putty using a few simple ingredients you have around the house. Borax can be used for crafts too. Learn how Borax is a used to make crystal Christmas ornaments.
Disclosuer: Thanks to Borax for supplying me with a box to try. No other compensation was given. All thoughts and opinions and pictures in this article are my own.