Homemade Gak Kids Will Love!!

It has been a pretty rainy week in our neck of the woods….finally!!  This summer was so hot and humid with very little rain; it was miserable.  But finally, we got several days in a room of clouds, rain, and cool weather; a much needed break from the norm.

Munchkin and I are always looking for fun things to do when we are stuck inside; too much screen time is never a good thing and I try to avoid it best I can. We decided to do some homemade Gak with this recipe I found online, thanks to LilLuna; it was just like the Gak I used to play with as kid!

We had so much fun with this!  Munchkin was beyond excited about it; giggling and smiling, jiggling it around in his hands, and running to show Mr. H our creation.  This recipe was so easy and provided so much entertainment, I was wondering why I had not done this before!  And, there is no mess; the gak just peels right off everything.  Munchkin keeps it in the fridge so he can play with it whenever he wants!  Here’s how you can make your own Gak at home:


For this recipe you will need:

Two 4 oz. bottle of Elmer’s Glue

1 tsp. Borax (located in the laundry detergent section)


Plastic Cup

Food Coloring (I used the gel food colors so not to add any additional water to the mixture)


  1.  Empty both bottles of Elmers Glue into your bowl


2.  Once empty, fill bottles with warm water, place the covers back on, shake well, and pour into bowl.


3.  Mix together and add your food coloring.


4.  Add 1/2 cup of warm water  and the tsp of Borax to your plastic cup; mix well.  Once dissolved, pour the mixture into your bowl and start mixing.  You will notice it starting to look very “slime like”.


5.  Continue mixing with your hands until you have a nice, uniform “Gak”.  Once the little ones start playing with it it will shape up just right and they will have a blast with it!


This was one of the best craft projects we have ever done!  I didn’t have to build anything I couldn’t figure out or dish out extra cash at the craft store.  Super easy and yet, SO entertaining!  Give this a try with your little ones; they will love it!


About The Author


Nicole lives with her husband and son in North Carolina. They have another bundle of joy on the way as well! Nicole enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time as a family, and working with animals. She also loves dance parties, red wine, Disney movies, and dolphins.

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  1. gilian | 26th Sep 16

    Is it sticky on the hands?

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