Silly Putty is a magical material that continues to fascinate kids and adults alike! Created by accident during World War II, scientists were attempting to invent synthetic rubber. Try this quick recipe to make silly putty in your kitchen.
Common sense warning: Do not eat silly putty!
What you need:
- Elmer’s Glue-All multi-purpose glue (generic white school glue will not work)
- Food coloring
- Sta-Flo concentrated liquid starch
What you do:
- Decide how much Silly Putty you want – for a large batch use a 1/2 cup scoop, for a smaller batch use a 1/4 cup scoop.
- Mix one scoop of glue with the food coloring.
- Add one scoop of liquid starch to the colored glue mixture.
- Stir until desired consistency is reached. You may need to adjust the ingredients a bit to have it turn out like store bought Silly Putty.
- Let the mixture sit for five minutes.
- Knead the putty in your hands for 5-10 minutes.
- Store in a ziplock bag after you are done playing.
Want more? Experiment and discover…
Roll it into a ball and bounce it. Do bigger balls bounce higher?
Try to copy a picture off a newspaper. Press the silly putty firmly against the paper. Can you copy color and B&W?
Stretch it, rip it. Can you mold it back together seamlessly?
Make another batch in a new color. Do different colors blend into a new color mix?