We moved last week and my poor kids were worked to death. They were so sick of packing, lifting, and un-packing. Then moving everything when our sump pump decided to not work. I was feeling really sorry for them. My 10 year old son asked a million times if he could make Silly Putty and I had to tell him a million times that we couldn’t do it yet. But finally, one night, I said yes. And we decided to make a video about it. These boys are my life! My two youngest. My handsome little heartbreakers. Sinjin and Kade are going to teach you how to make Silly Putty with only 2 ingredients. It’s super easy and they loved it!
This recipe is pretty messy at first, so make sure you have paper towels under the kids as they work. You can even put gloves on them if they are sensitive to gooey, slimy stuff!
I found this recipe at PBS.org and followed her directions. And it just so happen’s that when I sent my hubby to the store to get these supplies, he picked the right brand and version just by chance! Yay!
Here’s what you’ll need.
- Equal parts Elmers Multi-Purpose Glue (not school glue)
- Equal parts Liquid Starch (Sta-Flo brand)
- Optional: Liquid food coloring of your choice
Start by adding equal parts (we did 3 tablespoons for two boys) glue and starch to a small bowl. Add about 5-7 drops of food coloring. Stir for a few minutes. When it starts setting up, pick it up with your hands and “knead” it until it becomes putty. This putty with bounce, stretch, and tear just like real putty. Make sure to store it in a zip top bag when not in use and DO NOT leave it on anything you don’t want stained, like carpet, clothing etc. Enjoy!
Now watch Kade and Sinjin as they teach you how to make it. Aren’t they cute?