Homemade Glitter Gak Recipe with Elmer’s Glue ~ A Fun Valentine’s Day Gift!

Sponsored DisclosureMake Your Own Glitter Gak Using Elmers GlueBefore I share this super fabulous homemade gak recipe, I have been dying to share some news with you!  I am so excited to be on the Elmer’s Crafty Mama’s Crew!  That pretty much means that Kate and I will get to show you some fun projects using Elmer’s througout the year, and we are sooo excited…Elmer’s has been a long time favorite of ours!  Okay..so now that I have spilled the beans, let’s get down to business!

This year, Kate and I wanted to do something fun for her classmates for Valentine’s Day.  Something different and not candy related.  We decided that gak would be fun and inexpensive, so we gave it a try.  We kicked it up a notch and added some glitter, because who doesn’t love glitter?

You will need the following materials:

8 ounces of Elmer’s Glue (white)

1 small container of Elmer’s Glitter

1 teaspoon of Borax

1/2 cup of warm water, plus water for the glue container

Food Coloring

Use Elmers Glue to make GakStart by pouring all of the glue into a large bowl.

Make your own goop using elmers glue and glitterNext, pour some water into your glue container, shake well and pour the glue and water mixture into the bowl.

The easiest way to make your own gak or goopNow add a few drops of food coloring into the mixture and stir.  You can use any color you like and as much as little as you like to get your desired color.

Glitter Gak - Made with Elmers Glue and BoraxNow, if you want glittery gak, add a small containter of glitter.  You can totally skip this step if you want!

Use borax and glue to make goop gakHere comes the fun part!  In a separate containter add one teaspoon of borax to 1/2 cup of warm water and stir until the borax is dissolved.

Make your own glitter gak or goop using glueYou may need a little help with this step.  While stirring the glue mixture, start slowly pouring the water and borax mixture in. Your gak will start to take form!  Abandon the spoon and mush it around with your hands.  Once it has formed, hold it up and squeeze as much water out as possible.

Make Glitter Gak with Elmers GlueYou are ready to play!  Pull, squeeze, roll…just have fun!

Homemade GakThis stuff is awesome!!!

Homemade Gak or Goop - A fun Valentines Day GiftWe filled these fun bubble containers with gak for Kate’s friends for Valentine’s Day!  We found them at Bake It Pretty!

How fun is that???

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