Today I wanted to share with you a very successful Gak recipe. No, it’s not something you eat, but if you have kids you know how this stuff is in high demand right now. Finding the right recipe is tricky. I headed to Pinterest to find thousands of gak or slime recipes. How do you choose when there are so many options? I ended up choosing one that I had all the ingredients on hand. And from a website I’ve followed (on Instagram) so I felt like I could trust it a little more. I’m not wanting to waste money, even if it’s only $4.
The recipe I used came from Lilluna.com. There are plenty of awesome activities and recipes on this site. (If you give any a try, let us know how they turn out) The recipe was so easy and quick to make. It took less than 10 minutes and gave the kids over TWO hours of entertainment. We made two batches. One color for each kid so there’s no fighting!
What you’ll need (for one batch):
2 bottles of Elmer’s glue
Gel food coloring
Empty the two bottles of glue into the bowl. Take the empty bottles and fill them with warm water. Shake for a minute or so. Empty into the bowl. Stir. Add as much food coloring to get your desired color (I used gel because that’s all I had on hand and it worked great). Stir.
Take the empty cup and put in 1/2 cup of warm water and 1 tsp of borax. Stir until the borax is dissolved. Pour into the glue mixture. Stir (massage) the liquid with hands to form the gak. This will take a couple minutes for small hands.
Ok, here is where I thought we totally messed something up. It starts getting thick, stringy and it doesn’t seem the liquid will mix into the thick formation. It does, so keep mixing it. Xander did his completely by himself and loved getting his hands messy. The messy residue will come off your hands as you keep massaging the gak together.
Sterling does NOT like getting her hands messy.
This was the coolest, easiest, most fun project we have done in a while. We’re already excited to make more batches with new colors!
Like I said, they sat there and played with their gak for over two hours after we made it. I was able to get house chores done without the kids nagging. They were entertained and I was enjoying the calmness all around.
Sterling has the most fun creating things out of her gak. She has a creative little mind!
Yesterday, we brought out the rolling pins. We also made one into a large ball and played hot potato around the table. So fun! When it falls, it bounces, haha!
We store ours in the little plastic containers that we used to make them. Thanks Kristyn for a recipe that turns out! Head to her blog for more inspiration ideas!