Silly Putty

Children too old for play dough may be fascinated by stretchy goo. Mix 1 cup white glue, ½ cup water, and food coloring. Separately dissolve 1 tsp. borax in a little water; stir this solution into the glue until a blob forms. Remove the blob, and repeat with more borax solution. A larger concentration of borax makes a harder, more rubbery blob.