Homemade Flubber Recipe- Guest Post

Homemade Flubber Recipe

A Guest Post by Janessa from Mothering {In Real Life}

Today I would like to introduce you to Janessa from Mothering {In Real Life}.  She’s a mom that keeps it real and shares that with you on her blog!  She has the most adorable little ones and they’re always sharing fun adventures!  I would like to thank Janessa for writing this guest post today and hope that you’ll go by and visit her at Mothering {In Real Life}; you can also check her out on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Have you ever made “flubber” with your kids? It’s simple!

Keep reading for our favorite flubber recipe!

Hi! Before we get to our recipe for flubber, let me take a minute to introduce myself. I’m Jenessa Mullen from Mothering {In Real Life} and this is my first guest post on Serendipity and Spice. Actually, it’s my first guest post ever! I have blogged privately for several years, but I am just recently allowing my blog to go public. I talk openly about my 3 children, my messy house, my weight loss journey and my battle with depression. I have worked in the Early Childhood Field for over 15 years and that experience, plus my 14 years of being a mom, have given me lots of ideas for children’s activities, easy recipes, easy clean-ups and lots of stories.


One thing I love about working with young children is their need to explore and experiment. Sensory play is so important in a child’s development. Children use their sense of taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing in all of their activities. As an Early Childhood Educator, and a mom, I love to plan fun, messy and open-ended sensory activities. Flubber is a favorite – my children love it!



To make flubber, you will need the following materials:

5 Table spoons Borax

2 Cups White Liquid Glue

1&1/2 Cups water (to mix with Glue)

1 Cup Hot Water (to mix with Borax)

Food Coloring

3 Bowls

Air-tight container with cover




  1. In one bowl, mix together your white glue, 1&1/2 cups of water, and a few drops of food coloring. (We used blue. Add a few more drops if the color isn’t as dark as you would like.)
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together borax and a cup of hot water. (The hot water helps the borax to dissolve.)
  3. In the remaining bowl, slowly  pour both the glue mixture and the borax mixture together.
  4. Knead the ingredients together with your hands until it forms a ball.
  5. Play!
There are so many ways to play with flubber! We used it with play dishes and the kids had so much fun!

They pretended to cook, eat and drink.


We made “cakes”, “cookies” and “pizza”.


And the kids loved the noise it made when they pushed it into the cup!


This flubber is super stretchy.


It can even stretch over your entire hand!


The kids also noticed that they could use the toy dishes to make designs in the flubber.



My kids love playing with flubber! This recipe is so easy to make and it lasts up to three weeks if it is kept in an air-tight container. We sometimes make a few different colors at once and then find out what happens when we try to mix them together! There are so many ways to play with flubber. And it is an open-ended activity for kids of all ages and abilities. It engages all of the five senses and you can even add a few drops of essential oils or vanilla to enhance the smell.

Note: I always find borax in the laundry aisle at Sobeys or Walmart. 

Thank you Melissa for my first opportunity to guest post. I have enjoyed my time here at Serendipity and Spice, as you have such wonderful readers. I hope to get to know all of you better.

I hope you and your children enjoy this flubber recipe as much as we have. If you would like to read more posts, come visit me at Mothering {In Real Life}, or follow me on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.


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2 thoughts on “Homemade Flubber Recipe- Guest Post

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    Thank you so much Melissa for giving me this opportunity to guest post. :)
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