School is out and that means you now have to entertain the kids all day long! I found a way to make 4th of July flubber that kids will love!
My daughter is 2 and she had a blast with this. I really don’t know who loved playing with it more, me or her! If you are looking for a fun activity to try out this summer, give this one a go.
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If you don’t know what flubber is, it is similar to slime. Just a bit thicker.
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4th of July Flubber
The great thing about this craft is that you probably already have everything you need to make it. It only takes 3 ingredients! Here is what you are going to need:
- 8 oz (or 1 cup) of multi purpose glue
- 1 tsp. of borax
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 3/4 cup cold water
- glitter or food coloring (optional)
I used red, blue, and silver glitter to make this a 4th of July themed craft. You can also use food coloring to make it a fun color or use different colors of glitter.
Think red and green for Christmas or black and orange for Halloween!
- Mix the cold water and glue. Then add any glitter or food coloring that you want.
- In a separate bowl, mix the hot water and borax until the borax is dissolved.
- Slowly pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture while stirring. You will need to use your hands to really mix it up.
- There might be some extra water in the bowl so just discard that.
- I then added some more glitter to the flubber and mixed it in really well. You can play with it right away or wait 15 minutes to let it settle.
My daughter really likes stretching it and making shapes out of it. I keep it in a sealed tupperware container so that it doesn’t dry out.
It is supposed to last a week or two as long as you keep it sealed. This was a fun activity that keeps her busy. I will be making this again!
This was a really fun craft but it was a bit messy. I did most of the mixing myself and I still made a mess in my kitchen.
I’m glad I have some high quality products on hand so that the mess isn’t a pain to clean up.
Craft Project Clean Up
Before I do any kind of craft or project, I make sure that I am stocked up on cleaning supplies. I was out of a lot of things I would need for the 4th of July flubber so I headed to my nearest Costco to stock up on some P&G products.
I definitely made sure I stocked up on Bounty Advanced paper towels. These are a must have in my house! I love how easy they make cleaning and I don’t have to go through a whole roll just to get everything spic and span.
It’s the little things that make a big difference in my day.
I took the little one on my Costco trip. She loves sampling all the food they have :). She was not thrilled to be waiting to check out. She was ready to get home and start making her flubber!
After making the flubber, my counters were a mess! There was glitter and glue everywhere. I simply used a Bounty Advanced towel and the mess came right up.
I didn’t have to scrub or use a sponge. One towel got rid of all of this mess. I love when products save me time and hassle.
You can see that my bowls were a disaster as well. I was glad that I stocked up on Cascade Complete Action Pacs. I love that I don’t have to worry about pre-rinsing my dishes before they go in the dishwasher. Talk about a time saver!
My favorite product that I stocked up on was the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. These things are a life saver! I use them for everything.
The 4th of July flubber craft was no exception.
My daughter has a little table that she does all of her coloring and playing on. I wanted her to play with the flubber on it but it was a mess and was covered in crayon. We are still working on coloring in the actual coloring book!
I added some water to activate the micro scrubbers on the Magic Eraser and the crayon came right up. It got through all of the dirt and grime that was on the table as well.
Now she had a nice and clean surface to play with her flubber so that it will last longer and won’t get filthy.
I have tried some other flubber recipes but this one worked the best for us. It was really easy and fun to make. Keeping my daughter busy for a long time is an extra bonus.
This 4th of July flubber is perfect for a fun summer activity or even a rainy day activity. It’s cheap to make and both kids and adults will enjoy playing with it.