Thursday, April 26, 2012

DIY: SILLY PUTTY

when i first saw this to make your own silly putty, i couldn't wait to run out and grab some glue and liquid starch.  
how fun, right?

it's super simple and both of the kids loved making it.

what kid doesn't like to squish their hands around in glue?
that simple.

here is how we made it.
we emptied the 7.5 oz bottle of glue into a bowl.
added a squirt of paint and mixed it.

then i just kept pouring small amounts of the liquid starch in.
you can see it immediately start to adhere to itself.
julian stirred it with a spatula for about 5 seconds and then dove in with his hands.

you kind of have to knead the putty once it forms and keep mixing the starch into it until you get it to a point where it isn't sticky any more.

we have made two more batches since this one.  
ella made some silver putty and today julian made some black putty.

the one julian made today feels the most like silly putty.
i added a little more starch and it is a little stiffer.
 after all that fun you need a little refreshment...
 i have bought and drank so many of these lately. 
these thai coconuts are so creamy and sweet.
YUM!!!
have you tried them?

the kiddos aren't huge fans, but i could probably have one a day.

happy thursday!!

35 comments:

  1. I love everything about this. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing the silly putty recipe. I had no idea you could do that. I'm excited to try it! :)

    Also, I need to try one of those coconuts ASAP. Where can I find them?

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    1. I get mine at Sprouts...go get one. They are kind of hard to open... I usually cut the white part off on top and then crack the of the shell...it's worth it!

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  2. I can't wait to make this with my 3yr old. He will be over the top excited!

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  3. DUDE..YOU KIDS NEED TO STOP STEALING FROM MY GARAGE....DAD.

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  4. coconuts and silly putty... sounds like a great day!

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  5. oh wow, that looks just like the real thing!! nice job, i will say :)

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  6. i just made this with my son and nephew, and they had soooo much fun, it turned out great. mine felt more like slime than it did putty, it was pretty wet. is this right or did i do something wrong???

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    1. The more starch you add the firmer it gets. You just need to keep kneading the starch into the putty.

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  7. Thanks for the putty recipe. You open those coconuts and scrape out the slimy inside right? You must! It is so so good.

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  20. Any idea about how much liquid starch you used with the 7.5 oz of glue? Even a ballpark would be helpful. thanks!

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  21. do you have any recipes for silly putty that dont have borax, laundry starch, or glue? thanks

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  22. How can u make that sort of thing without corn starch or glue???

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  23. ima sue you i put it on a blanket and sat on it and now its stuck

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  24. I don't have liquid starch - can i use borax with water?

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    1. probably. it worked for me!! ;}

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  25. where did you get the liqued staech

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  26. it sticks to everything! absoltley everything I would not give it to toddlers it will get stuck on anything

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    1. You did not add enough liquid starch (or borax). The more starch you add the less sticky and thicker it becomes. That's the biggest issue with this article -- it doesn't provide a full recipe (with measurements). Find yourself a recipe with measurements (and you need to knead for a small while), but the combination works.

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  27. Can you make silly putty without borax

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  28. I don't have borax or food coloring or liquid starch but i have liquid detergent.

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