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Homemade Silly Putty Recipe

How to Make Silly Putty

Remember how exciting it would be getting a new red egg filled with fresh silly putty? I sure do! The thrill has died a lot over the year, but every time I catch my kids playing with silly putty they have so much fun! This past week, I attempted to make silly putty from scratch. While digging through some of my old teaching supplies, I found the recipe card from one of my old co-teachers, and I was so excited to teach everyone how to make silly putty!

homemade silly putty

The ingredients are pretty simple – just multi-purpose glue and starch. Make sure and use multi-purpose glue for the best results.

making homemade silly putty

Allow your kids to join in on the fun. Mix two parts glue to one part liquid starch in a glass bowl.

homemade silly putty recipe

The kids will love watching the glue drip into the bowl.

homemade silly putty

You can make it different colors by adding just a few drops of food coloring into the bowl.

homemade silly putty recipe

Then let the kids stir and knead the silly putty until it is no longer sticky.

homemade silly putty

If you are having trouble getting the sticky to go away, just add a little bit more starch to the mixture and let sit in a ziploc bag for about 5-10 more minutes.

making homemade silly putty


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  1. Love this! My kiddo would have a blast….must try! :o)

  2. This is so cool! And what a great way to introduce science to the kids. Pinned it!

  3. I love this!!!! Can’t wait to try it!

  4. wow super easy! How do you come up with these fab ideas?

  5. I was so consfued about what to buy, but this makes it understandable.

  6. Super fun to make

  7. Wow awesome

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