Saturday, May 4, 2013

Scented Glitter Gak from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

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i've wanted to make Gak with Bear for forever. we have the materials in the hall closet, just haven't gotten around to it for some when my sweet friend Jaime from Frogs, Snails, & Puppy Dog Tails offered to share her recipe for Gak, i was so excited!  Jaime has so many other fun ideas like this at her site... pop over there when you're done here :)

My oldest son loves Gak aka slime. My niece also enjoys a little slime once in a while. Since we know how to make it, it is easy and fun to whip up a batch. We made her some for her birthday. Of course we had to add a little pzazz to the gak for her. 
Scented Glitter Gak
What we use
  • clear glue (you can use white but I love the look with the clear glue)
  • liquid starch (buy in the laundry powder section of store)
  • food coloring
  • glitter
  • peppermint extract or essential oils  (we also made blueberry gak using blueberry soap scents for it)

What to do

1.  Pour 1 cup of glue into bowl


2.  Add food coloring and mix.  This is very important!  You can't add the food coloring at the end.  It won't mix.


3. Now add 1 cup liquid starch to the glue

4. Mix well.  It will be sticky to start, but keep mixing.  (I often give the bowl to my son and let him mix it with his hands for awhile (playing while he mixes).

5.  The gak will be mixed up just right after a few minutes.

Now we have scented glitter gak to gift to my niece.  My son, of course, had to have his own batch to play in after this.  We quickly made him a batch of slime too.  Gak is easy and quick to make.  It is a great sensory substance for the kids to explore.  As always we hope you and your kids can have fun with this too.

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