Making Gak

Ok, so this is a super fun and easy thing to do that will keep the kiddos entertained for some time! We do this quite often, but I have yet to post it. So here it is!


You will need:

  • 2- 4 oz bottles of Elmer’s glue
  • 1 tsp borax
  • water
  • food coloring


  1. Empty glue bottles into a large bowl.
  2. Fill the glue bottles with warm water. Don’t fill the bottles completely full….just stop filling when bubbles reach the top of the bottle.
  3. Shake the glue bottles and empty into the bowl.
  4. Add in food coloring and mix well.
  5. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of borax into a half cup of warm water.
  6. Pour the borax mixture into the bowl and stir.
  7. The gak will come together after stirring just a bit. Once kids play with the gak the stickiness also decreases.


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