Posted by: ad65shorty | February 3, 2011



My son brought this stuff home from a friend’s house this fall. It lasted for months, and all the neighbors thought he was the coolest kid on the block! She got the recipe here, but I typed it out for you in a simpler words. This stuff is so cool!


2 cups Elmer’s glue

1 1/2 cups warm water

1 1/2 Tablespoons Borax (found in the laundry section)

1 cup hot water

food coloring


1. In a medium bowl, mix the glue and 1 1/2 cups warm water until combined.

2. Add food coloring until desired color is reached.

3. In a small bowl, mix Borax and 1 cup hot water.

4. Pour the Borax solution into the glue solution and mix well. Once the mixture starts to pull together, you can mix it with your hands. Pour off any excess liquid. If it’s too sticky, add more Borax.

5. Store in a Ziplock.




  1. What is Elmer’s glue? Does it have another name?

    • Elmer’s glue is the white liquid glue you see at elementary schools, not the glue sticks. You can find it at just about any store that also sells office supplies or crafts. It’s usually found under the name Elmer’s glue. I’m not sure where you’re located so your stores may not have it. Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.

  2. Awesome stuff! I made it here in Japan, there is no Elmer’s glue brand but I just bought woodwork glue and there is no Borax brand here either, so I bought sodium borate ( housha) . Cool stuff, lots of fun!

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