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– 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
– Food Coloring
– 1 tsp. fine glitter
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.
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. 😉
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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?
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?
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.
Hi our gak didn’t work did we do something wrong IMG_2545.JPG
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