Day 29: Homemade Silly Putty with Aprons and Apples
I am so excited to get to be here posting on one of my favorite blogs! Let me first quickly introduce myself. My name is Kristy and I have 4 kids ranging from 1 up to 6 with a 2 year old that we adopted from the South Pacific while there doing mission work.
I love crafting and sewing and found Aimee's blog while looking up patterns and have been reading it ever since! I now have a crafty, healthy, DIY blog at www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com.
Thanks again Aimee for the chance to be here with you and all your readers!
I want to share a simple, fun tutorial on how to make silly putty. It is cheap and easy and makes a great gift for birthdays or any other occasion. You can mix up any color you choose, add glitter, or tuck a tiny toy inside when gift giving. It bounces, self levels and is hours of fun.
Heres what we will need to get started...
1 cup Elmers school glue (this type of glue works the best)
1/2 cup liquid starch
optional- food coloring and or glitter
The first step is to simply put 1/2 cup liquid starch into the bowl.
Now add the glue. Be sure to keep the ratio exactly 1 cup glue to 1/2 cup starch as it can get too sticky. This 1 cup looks a little too full.
Now mix it all together. This stage takes awhile.
Just keep mixing and eventually it will come together.
|Now is when you add the food coloring and or glitter.|
Once it is together enough to handle knead it by hand. If it feels too sticky just add a little more starch.
My kids are still playing with it days later!
You will want to store it in jars or plastic containers with lids as it sticks to plastic bags. You can also store it in smaller batches in left over Easter eggs.
Hope you enjoyed this!
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