Physical Science [Moderate] Flubber and Silly Putty...Sortof

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  1. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    #2 in my series of kids experiments...i guess

    Flubber and Sorta-Silly Putty

    Flubber:
    1. Mix three tablespoons of starch(Flautless) and 1 cup of hot water(NOT very hot) in a bowl, stirring well with the spoon.
    2. Add 3 drops of food coloring
    3. Pour ¼ cup of the glue and ¼ cup of water into the cup.
    4. Press it and mix it with the spoon for about one minute until a thick material forms.


    Silly Putty:
    1.Mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup white glue
    2.Add 3 drops of food coloring and stir in
    3.Make Borax solution: Stir together 2 tablespoons of borax and 1 cup of water(prepare right before adding to the rest of the experiment. Borax doesnt stay in solution very well)
    4.Add 1/2 cup of borax solution to the water and glue mixture
    5.Pour into a ziplock bag, close it, and knead the ingrendents together.


    Store either inside ziplocks to keep them longer. Enjoy!

    ---pineapple