Re: Recipe for "Gak"
Mon, 24 Jun 1996 21:01:03 -0500
I've made this version of GAK for several years now. We use it as a fund
raising event for the craft table at our Elementary school CIRCESTA every
spring. I actually made it at Roundtable two months ago and it was
hilarious watching the adults scoop out the slime! What babies! To avoid
staining I use food coloring (red, blue, yellow, and green) which combines
to make lime green, purple, orange, etc. I let the kids choose. We also
store the GAK in plastic baggies. It's really amazing stuff! Started as
some sort of science experiment. Remember The Blob..?
Wendy Meador Keene, NH
>This substance, called "slime" when I was a kid, is a really oozy gooey
>cool mess, but it is simple and LOTS of fun. It is REMARKABLY similar to
>some expensive store-bought stuff made by Nickolodeon, called "Gak", if
>any of you know what that is.
>Be sure to let me know (via email) how your batch turned out and how well
>the boys liked it. I am sure it will be lots of fun. But don't get it
>on your clothes because it STAINS bigtime. I went to a local Mexican Food
>restaurant and asked for some salsa containers and lids, and it was perfect
>for the boys to take their "GAK" home with them!
>Here's the recipe:
>In a large bowl, combine 1 cup white glue, 1 Tablespoon liquid tempra
>paint, and 1 cup water. Mix until it is all one color. Set aside.
>In another bowl measure 1 1/3 (one and a third) cup WARM water and add 4
>teaspoons of Laundry Booster (20 Muleteam Borax). Stir until mostly
>Add water/borax mixture to paint/glue mixture. Lift out with your hands
>and squeeze out excess water. Have fun!
>DL, Pack 13
>Southern Sierra Council, CA
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