Gak Recipe

April 11th, 2008 by Christie Milligan

We teach a great class here called Slime, Goo, and Ooze.  Sometimes we even bring it to you!  Many parents and children have asked us how to make the gak at home.  It is very simple, so I thought I would share with you.  Have fun!  It makes for a great rainy day activity :) 

Gak Recipe   


  • Elmer’s glue
  • Water 
  • Borax (found in the laundry dept.)
  • Food coloring
    1. Mix the glue and water. Combine 2/3 cup of Elmer’s Glue and 1/2 cup of warm water in a small container or bowl.
    2. Add the food coloring. Choose your favorite color of food coloring and add it to the glue/water mixture. Stir.
    3. Mix the Borax and water. In a different container, combine 1/3 cup of hot water with 1/2 tablespoon of Borax.
    4. Combine the two containers. Add the contents of the two containers together and stir the mixture very well. You should begin to see the gak take form and solidify.
    5. Use your gak! Remember to store your gak in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out.

    ~Miss Christie

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