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Gobs of Goo

Remember Silly Putty? This is similar to that, fun for the kids and it will amaze them to see how it is made.

Approximate Time: 10 minutes


  • 8 oz. white glue
  • 4 - 5 Tbsp. acrylic paint
  • several cups of water
  • borax laundry booster
  • airtight containers to store goo in


  1. Combine the glue, paint, and 3/4 cup water in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 Tbsp. borax and 1/4 cup water.
  3. Pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture and stir until a blob forms. Don't worry if the blob looks stringy; it will smooth out on its own as you work it.
  4. Remove the stringy blob from the mixture, press it into a ball working it with your hands while working the extra water out. Place it in the airtight container.
  5. Keep making another batch of the borax and water and pour it into the remaining glue mixture until the glue mixture is gone.

When not playing with the goo, make sure to keep it in the airtight container.

By Ann from Loup City, NE

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May 27, 20100 found this helpful

This is too cute! What kid doesn't love goo? I'm printing this out. One day when I have grandkids, we'll make this. Thanks.

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May 27, 20100 found this helpful

I love this idea!

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