If you are a kid of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and so on you have more than likely heard of and played with Silly Putty. During my time I grew up playing with something called Slime or Goop. Both came with plastic worms and eyeball encased in that bright green slime neatly packed in a plastic bright green garbage can with matching lid. It provided hours of fun until you dropped it in the dirt or your dog somehow rolled on it or you stuffed it in your pants pocket and Mom discovered it in the dirty clothes. So if you are like me and enjoyed playing with this cool, smooth, jelly, bouncy playful wonder stuff called Silly Putty then you are at the right place.
How to Make Silly Putty
1/4 cup Sta-Flo* Liquid Starch
1/4 cup White Elmers Glue-All* (not School Glue)
Little elbow grease
Food Coloring (optional)
A really excited and willing kid or an excited adult kid
In a glass bowl add the white glue and food coloring if using. Once completely mixed add the liquid starch. Now stir to mix and you should start to have a big glob of goo forming about now. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Now it is time to dig in with your hands and knead it all together for 5 minutes. It is going to feel, slimy. chilly and gooey.
Store Silly putty in a zip-lock bag or air tight plastic container in the refrigerator.
*Those were the brands I tested with this recipe.
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Do NOT consume
Not suitable for small children
Supervision recommended for school aged children and some adult kids 😉
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