How to make Gak

Peabody has been making mounds of Gak, a homemade polymer that’s fun to squeeze. There are many different recipes online. Peabody mixed eight ounces of Elmer’s glue with 3/4 cup of water. Then in a separate bowl, he dissolved a tablespoon of Borax into 1/4 cup of warm water. Then he mixed them together with a plastic spoon. You can get different consistencies of gooiness by reducing or increasing the amount of water. You can also add food coloring. Peabody recommends putting it in a plastic zip-lock bag and using a rolling pin to flatten it out like pizza.

3 Responses to “How to make Gak”


  1. 1 Home-made after a fashion

    Now how to make Elmer’s glue…
    I think he made some commercial polymer coagulate, which is certainly fun, but doesn’t quite qualify as home-making polymer ;)

  2. 2 Merriweather

    We’ll make our own glue next time!

  3. 3 Elmer

    That’s the spirit!

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