Why didn’t anyone ever tell me about Flubber?! What a rainy day saver!
My brother and sister-in-law and their kids gave me a Flubber-making kit as an early present for my birthday! It consisted of a cup of liquid glue, a recipe card from www.makingfriends.com, and a little tub of Borax. At first I was a little skeptical about making it with Sweet Pea around, but today as we were about to go outside to play for a bit after lunch we had a deluge of rain…fast thinking reminded me of the Flubber kit and Cutie Pie was very excited to make it!
Cutie Pie absolutely loved Flubber! He had a ball! Sweet Pea did great, too! Only tried to eat it once and stopped before getting into his mouth…he had a great time, too! Lots of giggling going on here!
The things we discovered about Flubber (yes, Cutie Pie told me all these things as we played):
-it breaks when stretched, and makes a neat tear, not a messy jagged one
-it doesn’t feel wet, even though it’s shiny and looks wet
-when you set a dinosaur on it and don’t press down, it sinks really slowly into the Flubber
-it rips into shreds when you rub it (this was Sweet Pea’s discovery)
-you can cut it with a knife, but have to press really hard to cut it with a cookie cutter
-you can use some playdough toys with it, but it just isn’t the same
-sometimes it’s cold, sometimes it’s warm
-if you make a shape with it and let it set, it ‘melts’
-it doesn’t hurt if you get hit in the head with it, instead it makes the hit-ee laugh (at least in our house)
-it’s jiggly when the ball is bounced
-it feels jiggly when you catch a ball of it
-if a big ball of it hits the floor hard enough it bursts/breaks apart
It took a lot to get the kids to stop playing with this to take their naps!