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Anyone remember Gak! growing up?  It was gooey, squishy, slimy and a blast to play with!

This super easy recipe will have your kids and you playing in no time.  Ready, here goes!


1 bottle of glue (we used Rose Art Washable Glue or Elmer’s would work, too)
1/2 teaspoon Borax (found in the laundry detergent aisle )
1/4 cup warm water
Food Coloring (we used bright neon coloring)
Glitter (optional)
**You may need to double if more than 1 child**


Empty entire bottle of glue into a bowl.

Fill the empty glue bottle with warm water and add to the bowl of glue.

Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of Borax in 1/4 cup of warm water and set aside.  (We initially were going to make 2 batches hence the 1 tsp. and 1/2 cup measures, but Abby decided she just wanted a blue batch.)

Next, add the desired amount of food coloring and stir mixture.

Slowly, add the Borax mixture to the glue mixture and stir.

You will notice the texture begins to become stringy and thick, eventually resembling gelatin.  At this point, you will want to knead the Gak with your hands.

We added a dusting of pink glitter and it was ready for play!

For more creative play, add alphabet and shape cutters and watch your kids enjoy HOURS of FUN!

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