This recipe makes the non-sticky sort of 'rubber' or gelatinous slime that is known as flubber.
Time Required: 15 minutes
- Mix 1 teaspoon of Metamucil with 1 cup (8 ounces) of water in a microwaveable bowl. You can add a drop or two of food coloring if you wish. Alternatively, you could add a little powdered drink mix or flavored gelatin to get color/flavor.
- Place bowl in the microwave and nuke on high for 4-5 minutes (actual time depends on microwave power) or until the goo is about to bubble out of the bowl. Turn off the microwave.
- Let the mixture cool slightly, then repeat step 3 (microwave until about to overflow). The more times this step is repeated the more rubbery the substance will become.
- After 5-6 microwave runs, (carefully - hot hot HOT) pour the flubber onto a plate or cookie sheet. A spoon can be used to spread it out.
- Allow to cool. There you have it! Non-stick flubber. A knife or cookie cutters may be used to cut the flubber into interesting shapes.
- Flubber can be stored at room temperature in a sealed baggie for several months. It will last indefinitely in a sealed bag in the refrigerator.
- If the flubber is sticky then the amount of water needs to be reduced. It should be clammy, but not sticky. Use less water next time.
- Please use adult supervision. Molten fluids and microwaves are involved!
What You Need:
- 1 tsp Metamucil or similar soluble fiber
- 8 oz water
- microwave-safe bowl
- microwave oven
- food coloring (optional)