Flarp, or Gak, is a children's toy for making various shapes. This toy is wetter than Play-Doh, and makes a sound when air bubbles get trapped in the dough. You can make Flarp with home ingredients, although the recipe here is intended for children over the age of six, who won't swallow it.
- 3 cups (0.7 liters) warm water
- 2 cups (0.5 liters) white glue
- 2 tsp. (2 grams) Borax cleaning powder
- Food coloring/ Kool Aid
Part 1 of 2: Mixing Glue
Step 1. Pour the glue into a plastic mixing bowl
Choose bowls and spoons that you won't use to prepare meals at a later date.
Step 2. Add one and a half (1.4 liters) of very warm water
Step 3. Put water in a bowl
To drain all the glue from the glue bottle, pour some water into it and shake it closed. Pour this diluted glue into a bowl.
Step 4. Stir the water and glue until smooth with a wooden spoon
Step 5. Add a few drops of food coloring or a packet of Kool Aid to a bowl
Stir until the color is even.
Part 2 of 2: Adding Borax
Step 1. Take another bowl
Pour the Borax and one-third cup (0.3 liters) of warm water into this second bowl.
Step 2. Simmer until the borax is completely dissolved
Use another spoon.
Step 3. Pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture
Step 4. Stir with your hands
Shape until slightly solid.
Add more Borax and water if needed. Dissolve a little Borax in warm water and add it to the mixture. Repeat until the dough becomes like rubber
Step 5. Store your Flarp in a plastic container or bag