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Homemade Silly Goo Recipes

Homemade Silly Goo Recipes
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These recipes make a material which is a lot like Silly Putty®



  • Elmer’s ® School Glue
  • Liquid Laundry Starch
  • Food Coloring (optional)


Mix equal portions of Elmers ® glue and liquid starch. The mixture will look a little stringy at first and you may have to knead it with your hands for it to gel properly. If you want colored Silly Goo, add the food coloring at the beginning. If the mixture seems off, try adding more starch (that’s what is usually needed if you start with equal amounts). It may take a few tries to perfect it, but once you do, it lasts for weeks in a covered container! Good luck!



  • 2 TBSP of white glue (Elmers®)
  • 2 TBSP of water
  • food coloring
  • 2 Tsp. Borax


Mix white glue, water and food coloring and stir. Add borax and knead thoroughly – approx. 5 min. (Wear rubber gloves to avoid stains from the food coloring.)
Hint: Add glitter, small beads or other items to make your silly goo even more silly!

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