blog / The chemistry of gak

Tue, 10 December, 2013

The chemistry of gak

In contrast to the royal crown making activity yesterday, today we will make gak. What's the difference between gak and goop (as activated on 3 Dec) you ask?

Well dear friends, gak is a bit firmer than goop. And involves different ingredients too, according to the The Artful Parent ...

You will need:

+ 1 bottle super glue
+ 1 empty glue bottle full of warm water + 1/2 cup warm water
+ 1 tsp borax (or laundry booster)
+ paint or food colouring

How to:

1. Squeeze the super glue into a bowl and stir in the warm water and paint.
2. Mix borax with half a cup of warm water the add to the glue mix.
3. Mixture will congeal and be very appealing to children.

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