Creepy Putty

This Creepy Putty activity & project also includes:

Mold your learners into materials engineers. Using glue, Borax, and water, scholars create a viscoelastic material. But your class might know it by another name—Silly Putty.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Let pupils pick their favorite color or colors to dye their creations
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource suggests preparing solutions beforehand if time is an issue
  • Activity requires a variety of materials
Pros

  • Lists some troubleshooting tips
  • Includes some questions for discussion
Cons

  • None