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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL 186  appendix B Gak Goop 12 ounces white glue 12 ounces cold water 41/2 tablespoons borax 12 ounces hot water 1 part water 2 parts cornstarch Food coloring (optional) Mix glue and cold water in one bowl. Mix borax and hot water in a separate bowl. Pour the borax mix- ture into the glue mixture. Stir until slimy, stringy, rubbery gak forms. Store the gak in a large ziplock bag or an airtight container. Rainbow Stew 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup cornstarch 4 cups cold water Food coloring Add water slowly to cornstarch and stir. The mix- ture should be solid when you hold it but gooey as you let it drip and ooze down. As the goop dries, you can add more water and stir. If you want colored goop, add food coloring to the water before mixing the water and cornstarch. If you would like the children to add their own col- ors, use ice cube trays and eyedroppers to measure out food coloring. Small squirt bottles work well for adding water. Corn Syrup Paint Mix the sugar, cornstarch, and water in a large saucepan. Heat this mixture on the stovetop over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it begins to thicken. Set the mixture aside to cool. Divide the cooled mixture into three bowls. Add a different color of food coloring to each bowl and mix it in. Place three heaping tablespoons of each colored mixture in one ziplock bag. Knead the bag to mix the colors into a rainbow stew! Corn syrup Food coloring Divide one or more bottles of corn syrup evenly among several containers. Add a few drops of a different food coloring to each container and mix. This type of paint dries transparent. It takes a few days to dry. Condensed Milk Paint 1 can sweetened condensed milk Food coloring or liquid watercolor paint Flubber 1 cup white glue 1 cup water 2 teaspoons food coloring or liquid tempera paint 4 tablespoons borax 11/3 cups warm water Mix the glue, water, and food coloring or paint to- gether in one bowl. Mix the borax and warm water in a separate bowl until the borax dissolves com- pletely. Then slowly pour the glue solution into the borax solution—but do not mix. Roll the glue solution around once or twice in the borax solution and then remove glue solution and knead for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the milk into small bowls or containers. Add several drops of food coloring or paint to each dish and stir. Apply paint to thick paper. The painting will dry shiny. It may take a day or two to dry, espe- cially if paint is applied heavily. Salt Paint 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon liquid starch 3 to 4 drops food coloring Mix all the ingredients together. The salt gives a frosted or sandy appearance to the paint. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL