Today was one of those days where I sat back and thought, “Wow. Pinterest really makes me appear to be a very creative mother.” LOL That is SO not the case – I’m as boring as they come. But I just love taking simple ideas and watching Lily Bean have a blast in the process.
Today’s Task: Homemade Silly Putty
Our putty came out with a shiny, “Gak”-like consistency. I read somewhere that if you leave your putty out, uncovered overnight it will dry out a little bit, making its texture closer to the infamous “Silly-Putty-in-the-egg” that many of us played with in our youth.
This recipe calls for TWO (that’s IT) ingredients. I love that!
You will need:
- white, multi purpose glue (I used Elmer’s – 1 cup)
- liquid starch (I used Sta-Flo – 1/2 cup)
- optional: food coloring
*You can make more/less putty than we did – just stick to a “2 parts glue, 1 part starch” combo to achieve optimal putty.
How to make:
- Pour glue into a bowl. I used 1 cup of glue.
- Add liquid starch and (if desired) food coloring to the glue. Begin mixing ingredients together. (I started out using a spoon to mix and eventually used my hands.
- After about 5 minutes of mixing, I became skeptical as to whether or not this mess was really going to come together. It was so stringy and snake-like! But after even more mixing and then some kneading with my hands, we got a nice ball of putty – ready for playtime.
- And playtime it was!
- We stored our putty in a mason jar (you could easily use a ziploc bag or other airtight container).
- Store in the refrigerator.