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How to Make Silly Putty
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Written by Darlene Michaud   

How to Make Silly Putty

This is a craft recipe for a homemade version of silly putty. You can even store this silly putty in a plastic egg just like the silly putty you buy in the store! This makes a great gift or party favor to give to kids, especially for an Easter party! But this silly putty is fun all year round. And you don't need a plastic egg to store it in. You can store it in any small container or even a baggie. This recipe makes about 3 tablespoons of silly putty.  If you want more you can double or triple the recipe.

Step 1:  Gather the following ingredients to make homemade silly putty: 1 tablespoon of liquid starch (look in the laundry aisle), 2 tablespoons of white glue like Elmer's glue, food coloring (optional).

Step 2:  Put the liquid starch in a small bowl.

Step 3:  Add the white glue to the liquid starch and stir until mixed. You can stir with a toothpick if you like.

Step 4:  Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.

Step 5:  Add a drop or two of food coloring if you like and mix well until the color is well blended.

Step 6:  Mix the putty a bit more. The more you mix it, the better it gets.

Step 7:  Remove the putty from the bowl and use the just as you would use silly putty. Stretch it, bounce it, pick up pictures from a newspaper, or just mold it into shapes.

Step 8:  Store the silly putty in a plastic egg or in any other small container. The putty will actually be better to play with the next day. If it dries out, you can dip it into warm water and knead it until it is soft again. It will last several days.

Great Resource for Arts and Crafts for Kids!

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DenaBolton said:

Now this is just silly. (So much for my attempt at humor.)
February 22, 2010
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paul said:

Sounds like a fun project. 5 stars..
February 24, 2010
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Carl Benjamin said:

Carl Benjamin
This is a great idea for children.
February 08, 2012
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