Borax Free GAK

Happy Tuesday Serenity You readers it’s Kimberly from My Pinterest Reality.

I feel likes it’s been forever since I’ve stopped by on Natasha’s blog.  With the winter {almost} behind us, I started looking at all the ‘pins’ I wanted to do with my girls before they were outside running around.

A pretty popular ‘pin’ on Pinterest is making GAK for kids.  I always thought it would be fun but was nervous because all the recipes included Borax.  I’m not sure how dangerous Borax can actually be to them but I just held off.  That was until I found a ‘pin’ for Borax Free GAK.

I will let you know my girls and I had a blast playing with it but it is messy.  If you’re okay cleaning gloopy glop from their fingers, I’d say go for this fun sensory activity that costs under $5.00.

2 (4 oz.) bottles of Elmer’s Glue
1/2 to 3/4 cup liquid starch
Food Coloring
Plastic Bowl
Measuring Cup
Old Tablecloth
Smock for the kids 
1. Pour glue into a plastic container.

2. Add a couple drops of food coloring and stir until color is thoroughly mixed in.

3. Gradually add starch a little at a time, stirring with a spoon or kneading with your fingers as mixture thickens.

4. Keep stirring until mixture holds together like putty.

5. Test with your fingers: if too sticky, add more starch in small amounts until mass is smooth and rubbery.

6. Let the kids go to down (at the table)!! 

After your kids are done playing with the GAK you can store it in an air tight container or Ziploc bag. 

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