||Acknowledgments Johnnie-Marie Whitfield|
You will need
Elmer's Glue-All (White only)
Food coloring dropper bottles
Half-pint jar with screw top (Plastic peanut butter jar with label removed works great)
3 ounce disposable plastic cups
Wooden craft stick spreaders (popsicle sticks will do) Water
Cover work area with old newspapers
First, make the "basic brew."
1. Use small 3 ounce disposable cup and fill almost
full with Elmer's Glue
2. Pour into half-pint jar
3. Repeat process with water and transfer water to the same jar
4. If desired, add a drop of food coloring
5. Screw the lid on tight
6. Shake jar vigorously until the glue and water are thoroughly mixed
Next, Moisten the "magic cross-linker."
1. Fill an empty 3 ounce cup almost to the top with water
2. Slowly pour in 2 tablespoons of borax
3. Allow to settle for one or two minutes
4. Carefully pour off the excess water and discard
Last, Manufacture the polymer product
Transfer the wet borax into the jar with the "basic brew" using craft stick
2. Screw the lid on tight once more
3. Hold the jar tightly with your hands and shake, shake, shake!
4. First you will hear a sound like "slosh, slosh, slosh"
5. When the sound changes to "thump, thump, thump" you may stop shaking
6. Open the jar and remove the polymer product. Use the wooden craft stick to scrape
the sides and add this to the "blob"
7. Now, explore its properties
Use your hands and knead it, stretch it, roll it. Do not let it contact wooden surfaces, wooden furniture, walls, or carpet. Food coloring may stain your hands, clothes, etc. Do not put the product in your mouth, please. Place in ziploc sandwich baggie to take home -- or throw it away in the trash.
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