Homemade Borax Free Flubber!


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Flubber is so easy to make and a lot of fun to play with! It feels wet and slimy but doesn’t leave any residue on your hands. It stretches, bounces and breaks apart. Is it a solid or a liquid? There is so much fun to be had with Flubber! If you are looking for an easy activity to do with your kids, you will have a blast making this Borax free Flubber!


What You’ll Need:

  • What You’ll Need1 Cup White Elmer’s Glue
  • 1/2 Cup Water (room temperature)
  • 1/2 Cup Liquid Starch
  • Glitter and Food Coloring

How To Make Homemade Borax Free Flubber:


In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together glue and water until completely blended.


Mix in food coloring and glitter.


Pour liquid starch into a large mixing bowl. Slowly pour in glue/water mixture. Using your hands, mix well until Flubber forms. This may take a couple of minutes.


Once the Flubber has formed, you can play with it immediately!


My daughter said, “I love to squeeze it, pull it and stretch it!”


Check it out, Homemade Borax Free Flubber! Click To Tweet


You can make handprints!


Watch how long the flubber will hold a shape.


And our favorite, Flubber Bubbles!

There is so much fun to be had with Flubber! Store in container with a loose cover. Will last up to a week!

Have fun!



If your kids love playing with Flubber, they will have a blast with Magic Beadz!
They start out as tiny hard balls, but after soaking in water, grow into bouncy, squishy, fun water beads.


4 comments on Homemade Borax Free Flubber!

  1. Natalie
    April 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm (2 months ago)

    Can I use powered starch

    • KnowMom!
      April 29, 2017 at 10:09 am (2 months ago)

      Hi Natalie, it has to be the liquid starch. You can find it at most craft stores. =)

  2. Katherine naugle
    January 31, 2016 at 6:58 am (1 year ago)

    When you say starch what do you mean?

    • KnowMom!
      January 31, 2016 at 10:24 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Katherine!

      Liquid starch is found in most grocery stores in their laundry section. The brand that I used is called STA-FLO. I know they sell it at Target and Walmart. Hope this helps! =)


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