Monday, April 8, 2013

Super Easy 2 Minute Silly Putty

This week I am going to post science related project you can do with your children. Some may just be ideas that you can build upon but nonetheless your children will have fun. After all, isn't that what learning is really about?

For our first science related project we have Super Easy 2 Minute Silly Putty. During Spring Break for the local public school Yang's best friend spent a few days with us. Keeping these two busy can be a bit of a task at times and sometimes I have to be creative. Since Yang's best friend attends public school she always likes to join us for some school time fun.

Making silly putty is super easy. All you need is water, Elmer's Glue, Borax, a bowl, and spoon. Add 3 Tablespoons water to the bowl and mix in 1/3 cup Elmer's Glue. You can add food coloring if you wish.

Next add 2 Tablespoons of Borax to the water/glue mixture and 1/4 cup hot water. As you stir the mixture will begin to form a ball. There will still be water that has not mixed in. You can either add more Borax to create a bigger ball or pour the water out.

Start playing and let the fun begin!

Store in an airtight container. 

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