We got this recipe for homemade silly putty from Kids Activities Blog. What a great idea! This stuff is stretchy, squishy fun that leaves no residue behind.
Here’s how to make it:
Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon borax in 1/4 cup warm water.
1/4 cup cornstarch
2-3 oz. school glue (We had a 4 0z. bottle with about half left, and we dumped it all in)
At first, it’s a gooey mess, but keep working, and it will form a putty consistency. We forgot to add the food coloring, so ours is just white.
We made tracks with construction vehicles and footprints with plastic animals. Then Aidan made a snowman with toothpick arms. This stuff also bounces!
To save your goop, dip it in water and then place it in an airtight container.