Homemade Glitter Gak

Homemade Glitter Gak recipe - the kids LOVE this stuff!! It takes a minute to make and provides hours of entertainment. All you need to make this is water, elmers glue, borax, and glitter! Recipe on { lilluna.com }

Hi, its me Lily again!

How is your week going? I hope you had a fun one. Mine was definitely good. I got to go to my friend’s Birthday party! We did crafts, and bubble art. I loved it! Maybe I should do a post about bubble art one day. It is REALLY cool to do!
Today we are talking about something that I really love to make and play with. Its called Gak (my mom showed you how to make it years ago). Its like play-dough, but its more fun and tastes worse, so definitely don’t stick it in your mouth, because you use glue to make it. The kind we made today also bounces more than the normal Gak, but we wanted to add glitter this time to make Homemade Glitter Gak! You can make a snake with it, or you can use cookie cutters to make fun shapes. Just don’t get it near your clothes because it stains and sticks to your clothes.
Here is how we made it…

SUPPLIES:

– ONE 4 oz. bottles of Elmer’s Glue

– ½ tsp. Borax (found in the laundry detergent section of the store)

– ¼ cup Water

– Plastic Cup

– Bowl

– Food Coloring

– 1 tsp. fine glitter

DIRECTIONS:

1. Gather all your supplies together.

2. Begin by emptying the one bottle of glue into a bowl. Then fill bottle with warm water and shake. Empty into your bowl.

3. Add some food coloring. I got Betty Crocker Neon Gel Food Colors and they worked FAB!! The Neon made it look awesome, but I ended up squeezing almost half the tube into the mixture because I wanted it to be really bright. Add your glitter and mix well. Set aside.

4. Add ¼ cup warm water to your cup. Add ½ tsp. borax to the water cup and mix until borax dissolves. Then pour this mixture into your glue bowl. Start stirring and you will notice how it starts becoming stringy. Keep mixing by using your hands and squishing around. You will notice after a few minutes that it has become pretty gelatinous. Keep working with your hands until it’s pliable.

Homemade Glitter Gak recipe - the kids LOVE this stuff!! It takes a minute to make and provides hours of entertainment. All you need to make this is water, elmers glue, borax, and glitter! Recipe on { lilluna.com }

NOTE:

We tried making this with Glitter Glue too but thought it was harder to work with. We also think that this recipe for Glitter Gak is fun, but it’s not as pliable as the regular Gak recipe. 😉

Homemade Glitter Gak recipe - the kids LOVE this stuff!! It takes a minute to make and provides hours of entertainment. All you need to make this is water, elmers glue, borax, and glitter! Recipe on { lilluna.com }

We LOOOOVE Gak!!

I really think you’ll like this recipe. 😀 Let me know how you like it.

For more fun activities you can try:

Simple (and EDIBLE) Play Dough - perfect for the kiddos. Takes just minutes to make! { lilluna.com } Ingredients include applesauce cup, cornstarch, food coloring, and baby rice cereal!

Edible Playdough

DIY Marshmallow Guns tutorial - the kids LOVE these! { lilluna.com } It's amazing how much fun some pvc & paint can be!!

DIY Marshmallow Guns

How to make Candy Bracelets!! The kids will be entertained as they make an edible bracelet!

Candy Bracelets Kids Craft

I think your kids will love to make these this summer!

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Have a great weekend. 🙂

Love, Lily

Homemade Glitter Gak recipe - the kids LOVE this stuff!! It takes a minute to make and provides hours of entertainment. Recipe on { lilluna.com }

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Several have asked how yours came out clear vs opaque but I couldn’t find the answer. Help please ???? Mine also came out way too watery and the batch wouldn’t stay together. It breaks apart vs becoming stretchy. Suggestions?

    1. I’m not sure how to answer that. Any time I make this, this is just how it turns out. Are you following the recipe exactly? I wish I knew how to help?

    2. If you use the clear glue all you need to do is put your gak in its storage container for a coule of days… The opaque look comes from really tiny bubbles incorporated when the initial mixing was done. The more stirring and kneading the more bubbles. If you have a strong looking glass you can see the bubbles. Just leave your gak in a warm place in it’s airtight storage container – it may take up to two days depending on the temp and stiffness of your gak. Some food colours (especially the high end ones) might be opaque, check the lable.

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