Here’s another fun play recipe that you can make at home: two-ingredient gak! Gak is a fun alternative to slime — it’s thicker, squishier, and makes fun sounds when you press down into it. My kiddo loves it!
Here’s what you need to make two-ingredient gak:
- 1 bottle clear school glue
- 3/4 cup liquid starch
- Optional: food coloring
Add the glue to a bowl. If you want to color the gak, add a few drops of food coloring and mix it into the glue.
Slowly stir in the liquid starch, adding 1/4 cup at a time. You’ll need to use your hands to incorporate the liquid starch into the glue. It’s kind of like kneading bread — just keep working it until it’s fully incorporated.
Let it sit for a few minutes and it will acquire a smooth consistency. Then, it’s ready for play!
We had a lot of fun stretching out the gak. It’s really cool how it will melt back down into itself if you let it sit long enough.
Be sure to check out our list of the best recipes for play for even more ideas!