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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

GAK Attack!

As a kid, this was one of my favorite crafts! Who am I kidding?! It's still one of my favorite crafts. Tonight, Eric and I made GAK. What's Gak? Well, it's kind of like silly putty, and a little like play dough. It's main ingredient is glue, with a few other simple things that create this wonderfully cool chemical reaction.

     Dump 4 bottles (2 cups) of Elmer's Glue into a mixing bowl
                       Combine 1-1/2 cups of water with 2-4 drops of food coloring and add to glue.
                                                              Mix it up...with yours hands!
                                             Combine 1 cup of water with 3 teaspoons of Borax.
                                                  Slowly add the Borax water, 1/3rd at a time.
                         Mix it up with your hands! You will feel it instantly start to congeal, it's the coolest!

                                         Keeping smooshing together, as it continues to "stiffen"
                               It will be slimy at first, but you can tell its done reacting, when it doesn't feel          
                                            wet anymore. Squish it! Smoosh it! Play with it!
                                       Us mature adults, we like to make it make farting noises!
                        For a fun Easter twist, put a little Gak into plastic eggs! Kids (and adults)
                                          will love how it feel squishing between their fingers!
            FYI:  Gak is not to be eaten. Gak will not form shapes, like play dough. Gak is just fun and silly!


  1. GAK attack! So fun. We're making some next week, when the baby shower is behind us. Thanks for sharing~