Recipes for
There are actually 2 ways to make this.  Read both and choose the easiest method for you.

Method 1
  • white glue
  • Sta-Flo liquid Starch (available in some craft stores and at WalMart in the laundry soap section)
  • food coloring
  • Mix 2 parts white glue to 1 part liquid starch in a cup or bowl.  
  • Add a few drops of food coloring.
  • Mix with a coffee stirrer, popsicle stick or with your hands if using a large bowl.  
  • Remove mixture from container and spend some time kneading, stretching and squeezing it.  
    The solution will start off being watery but the more you play with it, eventually it will
    become more like putty.  
  • Store the putty in a covered container to keep it from drying out.  

Method 2  
  • white glue
  • Borax (sold as "20 Mule Team", available in most grocery stores where laundry soap is sold)
  • warm water
  • food coloring
  • In a cup, pour in 1/4 cup of white glue.  Add 1/4 cup of water and food coloring to the glue.
  • Mix together with a coffee stirrer or popsicle stick
  • In a jar add 1/4 cup of Borax to 1 cup of warm water.  Put on lid and shake vigorously to
    dissolve Borax.
  • Add 1/4 cup of Borax mixture to the glue mixture (you will have leftover Borax mixture)
  • Mix together, as above.

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Homemade Putty
Non-edible; DO NOT EAT THIS

Things you can do with Putty

  • squeeze it, knead it , push it, pull it
  • flatten it out with a rolling pin
  • use cookie cutters shapes for fun
  • cut it with scissors.
  • roll it into a "snake" to form letters, shapes or a spiral bowl
  • make pinch pots
  • put beads or charms into it, then try to pick them out

    Homemade putty dries up if left uncovered.   It will last for several weeks if covered.