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Hi

I really want to make gak - the runny, slimey, goo that children love to play with but I don't have any borax or liquid starch. Also, is it safe to use borax and starch?

Have heard that you can use cornflour to replace the borax.

Does anyone have a recipe for this or a similar mixture?

thanks

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Reading other posts on here recently, it would appear that borax is toxic, should it be ingested - so perhaps not a good idea

 

What property does the borax bring to this gak - using pure soap flakes and hot water, left to react gives a runny gooey mixture which our children like - cornflour does the same but allows the children to "stun" the mixture so that it goes momentarily stiff, before going runny again.

 

Does the borax make it flubbery? "rubbery" or runny

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HI we use borax to make our slime with 3-4 year olds. Never had any problems- will try the snowflake soap powder to see if acts in same way. Haven't got recipe here but if you PM me I will try and remember to bring it home from nursery for you

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I only use cornflour an water - makes lovely gloop with lots of scientific questions such as why does it crack and lift in a piece and then run through my fingers?

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It's this kind of thing I want to make

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Hmm difficult to tell what the fabulon/starch/borax brings to the mix - soapflakes and hot water makes a similar effect when the children lift it up in the air - but not as stable as their gak in the box theirs looks rather rubbery to me or has a more elastic quality.

 

When I make the goop with soapflakes, I can't say that I measure anything really, before I leave the setting after lunch, I just put quite lot of soapflakes in the bowl and had hot water and mix it around - at this point it is still very fluid, but when I return in the morning, it has firmed up a lot, and once the children work with it it goes stringy like their gak!

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sorry to be so dim, but what exactly i cornstarch? Is it the same as cornflour? If not, where would i buy it?

 

Many thanks

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