Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Let's yak about Gak

My daughter's class had a blast with their Gak the other day. It took a lot of coaxing and pleading for her to pull off a quarter size piece with which her brother could play. He never put his Gak down and wanted to sleep with it!

We're not talking Gak Snack's...Gak is a rubbery blob that can be rolled and pulled and mushed in your hands. There are a couple of different recipes but this one is from a fun site called Kaboose:

Get slimey this summer with Homemade Kids' Gooey-gak made from glue and borax (or liquid starch).

What you'll need:
Wire whisk
1 cup all purpose glue
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon tempera paint, your choice of color

How to make it:
Mix together with wire whisk the all purpose glue, water, and tempera paint. I used the powdered tempera, but the liquid works just as well -- just don't mix the powder too thin.

Mix separately 1/3 c. water and 1/2 tsp. borax. Slowly pour borax mix into glue mix.
Let stand a few minutes, then knead. Pour off any remaining liquid. Store in plastic bags.

Repeat for different colors.

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