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Silly Putty Experiment

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Silly Putty Recipe
This will bounce and pick up pictures from the paper just like the name-brand stuff.
  • Add: 1/2 cup water to 1/2 cup Elmer's glue (Not School Glue!)
  • Mix and add 3 drops of food coloring (optional)
  • Make Borax solution: Take 2 tablespoons borax (You can buy this at a grocery store or online) and add to 1 cup of water and stir.
  • Add 1/2 cup of Borax solution to water and glue mixture
  • Stir and store in a plastic bag
  • Mix well. Add food coloring if you wish.
  • Let dry approx. an hour.
  • When ready, it will be smooth and rubber-like. Store in an airtight container.

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