Homemade Gak Recipe
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  • 8 oz bottle of regular white glue (Elmer's or generic is fine, just make sure it's school glue, not tacky craft glue)
  • 1 teaspoon Borax (I found it at Walmart beneath the OxyClean. It also might be in the laundry aisle)
  • ½ cup of water and
  • 1 cup of water
  • Food coloring
  1. Empty the entire bottle of white glue into a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add food colouring (the more you add, the brighter it will be).
  3. Fill the empty glue bottle with water. Shake it up to try to get some of the leftover glue out. Pour the water into the bowl.
  4. Stir the mixture until it's smooth.
  5. Add more food colouring and stir again if you want a brighter colour.
  6. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of Borax in ½ cup of warm water. If you have trouble getting it to dissolve, put the mixture in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time and stir until it's dissolved.
  7. Stir the entire Borax mixture into the glue mixture. It will almost instantly get stringy and turn into slime!
  8. Kneed the rest by hand until all the water is absorbed.
  9. Store in a large freezer bag when you are done playing with it!
Recipe by One Little Project at https://onelittleproject.com/homemade-gak-recipe/