Friday, March 17, 2017

Glitter Silly Putty

Happy Friday!!!! It’s officially my day off from babysitting, part time nannying, being a daycare provider....whatever we shall call it. Some may think I’m crazy, but I absolutely adore taking care of an extra little love during the week. Some days are a little crazier than others, but it’s a huge privilege to be able to help friends and watch their little babe grow. This week was has been more challenging than most due to our schedule change and the fact Olivia chose not to sleep for a good three nights in a row. By Wednesday night, nothing was going to keep me awake and any sleep was going to be good. Luckily, I finally felt refreshed Thursday morning even if Olivia slept with me most of the night.

With more time with the kids this weekend we’re hitting the dining table and kitchen with some fun spring DIYs. If you caught our Insta-story yesterday (follow us @rachbraden) the babes and I made our first batch of homemade glitter silly putty. This concoction played triple duty for fun, math and science. Kensi and Finn took turns measuring, pouring and mixing our ingredients together to make an activity that held their attention for a couple HOURS!!!! Mom points here! The loved making it, but have really enjoyed playing with it. They ran over to our art basket and pulled out a few different play dough tools to use for moulding, pressing and cutting. The one downfall i’ve learned is when it sits by itself it begins to melt into whatever shape its confined to, which is really cool in itself and normally fine, but our carpet goes right up to our kitchen cabinets where our stools sit. So any little pieces that escapes and makes it’s way to the floor is an adventure for me to find and pick out of the carpet. We totally need new floors, this is just getting old. Kensi was so excited to make this silly putty glittery by adding different glitter we found in the Target dollar bins. We got a little eager and added every color and now it looks more sparkly gray than anything. We recommend sticking to one color family per recipe.

Glitter Silly Putty
original recipe from pinterest
1 bottle of clear school glue (such as Elmers 5 oz)
5 ounces of water
1/2 teaspoon Borax
1/2 cup hot water
colored glitter

Pour glue into a bowl. Fill the empty glue bottle with water (5oz) and add to the glue in bowl. Stir until well combined. Add a couple dashes of glitter/sequins and stir. 

In a liquid measuring cup add 1/2 teaspoon of Borax to 1/2 cup of hot water and stir until dissolved. Pour borax mixture into the glue mixture. Stir mixture until well combined and it will become thick silly putty! Use play dough tools to cut and manipulate. It can also be formed into a ball and slightly bounce!

Have so much fun!


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