This Putty Is so Silly. . .

Posted on Apr 9th 2020


This Putty Is so Silly. . .

Do you remember playing with silly putty as a kid?

Stretching it out oh-so-long and then rolling it up in a ball. Squishing it through your fingers. The stuff was awesome!!!! It's probably no surprise to you that homemade silly putty is one of the kid's favorite messy time projects at our studios. They LOVE it! It only takes a few ingredients and is very easy to make. It's a great no school day or rainy day activity. Give it a try . . .


Note: Recipe makes enough for 1 child.
  • 2 tablespoons of school glue
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid starch (You can find liquid starch in the laundry detergent section of most grocery stores.)
  • Small disposable cup
  • Liquid watercolor or food coloring- any color (Please note- liquid watercolor is best but if you don't have it food coloring will work. Be aware that food coloring may stain the kids hands or anything else the silly putty touches.)
  • Glitter- optional, any color
  • Craft stick or twig to mix with
  • Small plastic bag
  • Newspaper to cover your work surface


  1. Cover your work surface with newspaper.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons of school glue into the cup.
  3. Pour 1 tablespoon of liquid starch into the same cup.
  4. Put 4 drops of liquid watercolor or food coloring (any color) into each cup. If you want, sprinkle a little glitter into the cup also.
  5. Time to mix. Use the craft stick (or twig) to mix the contents of the cup thoroughly.
  6. Viola! You have made silly putty. It's time to play. Dump the silly putty out of the cup- squish it, squeeze it, and stretch it!
  7. When you are done playing, the silly putty can be stored in a plastic bag.
  8. Don't forget to clean up!


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