If your wondering who in the world would possibly purchase a gallon jug of glue. That would be me. I was simply shopping for printer paper at Staples, when the jug caught my eye. It’s been one of my best purchases to date, kinda along the lines of a great pair of shoes that provide years of comfort and use. I’ve had my gallon of glue for about 5 years and it’s about half gone as you can see. I expect it’ll last me another 5. And I think I can say the same for my comfortable Danskos!
Recipe: In a medium bowl mix 2 cups white glue with 11/2 cups water. Add a few drops food coloring. In a small bowl or measuring cup mix 1T. Borax powder with 1/3 cup water. Add the Borax mixture to the glue mixture. Stir and squish the soft forming dough or blob. When the blob no longer gathers together I remove it from the glue mixture to another bowl pouring off any excess liquid that doesn’t adhere. After a few moments of handling the dough it becomes less wet and more pliable. I will usually add an additional Borax and water mixture to the remaining glue mixture to get additional GAKS. You’ll want to store your GAK in an airtight container.
I recently got an email from my daughter and it seems she’s come up with a new “keep em’ busy” project too for her tribe. Here is a handful of colorful beads she promises to share soon on her blog,My God Given Mission Field. They are quick and easy and sure to help fill time till the sun comes out and we can all bust open the doors and let the glorious springtime weather in!