Published August 19, 2015
Squish, Squeeze and Squeal!
What kid doesn't like something icky, sticky and goopy that they can squish between their fingers? Below you'll find recipes just for kids! A great rainy day project that will keep them busy. Keep the ingredients in a kids activity basket that you can pull out when you're looking for something new to do.
Side note: I halved each of the recipes below, and it made plenty for my 2 boys to smush. Food coloring can be added to the recipes for some colorful fun! Just a few drops needed.
Gloop (Noise Putty) Recipe
- 8 oz bottle of glue
- 8 oz water
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 tsp borax powder
- Pour 8 oz bottle of glue into bowl. Fill empty bottle with water and add to the glue - stir constantly. If you want to add a color, add a few drops of food coloring to this part of the mixture.
- In another bowl, stir together 1 cup of water and 1 1/2 tsp of borax powder until dissolved.
- Mix the 2 bowls together - Instantly they will become slime! Working it with your hands to make it a little more stiff.
- To make this "noise" putty put in a small container, then stick your fingers through the putty, it makes some "interesting" noises!
- Keep in a covered container in the refrigerator.
What Does Noise Putty Sound Like?
My kids think this stuff is hilarious. Okay, it makes me giggle too.
Glurch (Silly Putty) Recipe
- 2 cups white glue
- 1 cup liquid starch
- Mix together with hands. Keep kneading until it forms a silly putty ball. Will take a few minutes of kneading before the wetness goes away.
- If it is wet and starch is not bonding, add more glue. If it is sticky, add more starch. Keep kneading until it forms a silly putty ball.
- Store in an air tight container in refrigerator.
Homemade silly putty makes a great birthday party favor and activity! Help kids make their own batch then send it home in a fun favor container.
This project isn't one to keep, and is pretty messy! But it feels really cool.
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 1/4 cups water
- Mix dry ingredients and add water a little at a time. (This is important, as you may not need all of the water.) Mixture should be scoopable with hands - not too runny.
- When a lump is squeezed; it melts, then becomes more solid again.
*Note - Although this picture shows food coloring added, it stained our hands, so I would recommend leaving the food coloring out of this recipe.
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