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How to Make Silly Putty

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Who doesn’t remember playing with silly putty as a kid? Make some at home for hours of fun for your child! It’s simple and saves money from store bought toys! Find this craft and 21 other crafts for kids in our FREE Summer Crafts for Kids eBook.

Materials:

  • Food coloring (whatever color your child chooses)
  • 2 tablespoons Borax
  • 2 tablespoons White glue
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • Mixing Bowl

Steps:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together glue, water, and food coloring.
     
  2. Once fully mixed, add in the Borax and knead thoroughly.
     
  3. Let sit for a few minutes.
     
  4. Your homemade silly putty is ready to play with!
     

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how do you store it and how long is it good for?

CautionBorax is toxic if ingested. Its on the box. This project is not for small children who are inclined to put everything in their mouths.

I can't believe this is all there is to it--thank you --

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