Do you want to offer your toddler a really cool sensory experience and have a ton of fun? And do you want them to be entertained for awhile? Well I have an extremely easy recipe to share with you - GAK!
Last semester with my MOPS group, we had a guest speaker who showed us all sorts of awesome activities that you can play with your children. The gak was by far the most popular. Gak is a gooey, semi-slimy mixture, that is extremely pliable. It can be molded, shaped, stretched, ripped apart and more. And it's important to note that it is NOT messy. :)
The best part? It is super easy (and cheap) to make!
INGREDIENTS:- two 4 oz. bottles of Elmer's white glue
- 1 tsp. Borax (found in the laundry aisle)
- water (fill up both glue bottles with water)
-1/2 cup very warm water
INSTRUCTIONS:1.) In a large bowl, empty all of the glue from both bottles.
2.) Fill each empty bottle with water and shake them to rinse out any remaining glue. Pour the water into the bowl. Mix well.
3.) In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup very warm water with 1 tsp. Borax. Stir until the Borax dissolves.
4.) Slowly pour the Borax mixture into the glue mixture, stirring a little in between each pour.
5.) The Borax will start to make the glue stiffen and you will likely need to finish mixing everything by hand.
6.) Store in an air tight container. I just use a gallon size ziploc bag.
One of my favorite things about gak is that it can "move" on its own. If you let the gak sit, it will sort of melt a bit. It will flatten out and take on the shape of the container you use to store it.