Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Silly Putty

Last month I brought a few of my siblings to where I babysit and we made silly putty!

It was very fun - I think they all had fun, at least ;p.

It was also extremely messy. Or appeared so. In reality it cleaned up quick as one of the main ingredients was dish soap.

Supplies and ingredients. 

The dish soap also worked as a coloring - so they all had fun picking of the three choices I had available: green, orange, and pink.

It's actually turning out great! And a kid did this!?

It looks worse than it really was. It washed off of his hands in seconds.

This mess looks horrid. And it looks like it stuck onto things, which it did. But water freed the cornstarch and the soap in the cornstarch helped the process.

This was the first time I'd tried to make silly putty. And of, course I was supervising kids doing it. So it was very interesting.

I liked the recipe I found - pinterest can sometimes be a handy place ;p I do think it needs something else though. The texture was OK, but not perfect. And I can't pinpoint what that imperfection was exactly. 

Anyways, doesn't it look fun? What sort of things have you done with your siblings or babysitting kids? I'm always looking for new ideas, so please share!! 


  1. That looks really fun! I've played with cornstarch and water mixed together before, but thats so cool you can use dish soap and make silly putty!

  2. Ooooooo!!! Now I want to go make some!!


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