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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fantastic Flubber! (Or "Awesome Sauce" at my house.)

I finally got the courage to do some real chemistry with the fairies in the kitchen and it was AMAZING.  We made Flubber from here at livecrafteat.com.  Not only is it ridiculously easy, there were enough steps for everyone to participate.  This is what we did, copied directly from the site:
what you need:
3/4 cup cold water
1 cup Elmer’s glue
liquid food coloring
1/2 cup hot water
1 teaspoon borax (you can find this in a box in the laundry aisle)
step 1: in bowl 1 – mix together the cold water, glue, and food coloring. set aside.
step 2: in bowl 2 – mix together the hot water and borax, until the borax is completely dissolved.
step 3: slowly add glue mixture to borax mixture. mix well. pour off excess water.
Read more: The site is great.
Prima measured the glue.
Secunda added the cold water and coloring.
She chose yellow for the color then stirred the mixture till it was uniform.
Tertia did the Borax and hot water step.  With stirring.
Then I helped with the combining and stirring to get the weirdest rubbery cohesive goo I've ever seen.
It was so neat to see.  I pulled it out and kneaded it together to smooth the texture.  The heat from my hands really helped, plus going s-l-o-w-l-y.  Secunda was on board IMMEDIATELY.
She played with it till bedtime!  Tertia was dubious...
Just not sure...
But she came around. Prima was on board from the get-go.
She was thrilled!
Science is COOOOOOOL!
Plus I told them it was called "Awesome Sauce."  Because that shit's fucking hilarious.

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