When The Boy was in Pre-K last year, one of the parental duties was making and providing the class with modeling materials, one of which is known as Flubba. You may recall the Robin Williams movie from 1997, Flubber, in which he plays an absent-minded professor who discovers the super-bouncy rubber-like polymer. That’s exactly what Flubba is, and the kids love it.
Since we’ve been having so much rain here this month, I’ve been making Flubba for The Boy to play with while the rain drums on the skylights and the roof. The great thing about this Flubba recipe is that you can make it quickly and you can personalize it with your child’s favorite color.
2 cups of white glue (Elmer’s or similar brand)
2 1/2 cups water
2 tsp Boraxo soap
Food coloring to color
1. In one bowl, mix 2 cups of glue and 1 1/2 cups of water with food coloring. Make sure this bowl is large enough to hold all the ingredients with room to spare, as this is the bowl in which you’ll be mixing the full batch of Flubba.
2. In a second bowl, mix 1 cup of water and 2 tsp of Boraxo soap.
3. Gradually add the contents from the second bowl to the first bowl, mixing steading for several minutes.
4. Use your hands to knead the mixture until it is no longer sticky.
The Flubba can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.