The girls absolutely loved getting their hands dirty and slimy! The added glitter made it extra fun and some reusable plastic containers with lids were provided for them to take their GAK home.
GAK is a slimy!
GAK is squishy!
GAK is stretchy!
GAK is fun!
Why is Homemade GAK Good For Kids?
They can manipulate it.
They use fine motor skills.
It is fun.
Making it is a procedure that involves following directions.
Measuring is math.
It is fun!
The kids loved measuring and adding each ingredient and everyone took turns stirring the mixture.
Would you like to make your own homemade GAK at home with your kids?
Please see the recipe below! Also be sure to read the Health Canada Warning at the bottom of this post prior to doing this activity with your children.
Please note that Borax is a type of soap and of course GAK is made with glue, so we wouldn’t want this mixture to end up in little ones’ mouths! This activity should always be monitored by an adult.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Health Canada has issued a warning against using boric acid in arts and crafts, therefore if you choose to use this recipe, use it at your own risk.
Providing children with hands on activities not only helps them develop their fine motor skills, but it also keeps them engaged in activities for a longer period of time.