How to Make Glurch

Glurch is one of those classic crafts that many generations have created. When finished, it has a rubbery, floppy texture but looks like shiny play dough. If you think your kids have fun playing with clay or play dough, just wait to see how much fun they have playing with glurch. Glurch takes on the shape of whatever it touches. You can cut it, stretch it and color on it with markers. The best part is that glurch is extremely easy to clean. It comes off of clothes very easily and does not stick to carpet or furniture. If you remember this fun substance from your childhood, or want to give something new a try, here is the recipe for glurch.

Things You'll Need

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Water
  • White Glue
  • Stirring Spoon
  • Cereal Bowl
  • 1 Gallon Plastic Zip Lock Bag
  • Borax

Pour 2 cups of white, school glue in with 1 1/2 cups of water. Make sure you use a fairly large bowl and mix well. You will not be able to make a perfectly uniform solution, but try as hard as you can.

Mix 3 teaspoons Borax with 1/3 cup water in a separate bowl. This bowl can be a standard cereal bowl. It does not need to be large. Stir around with a spoon for 10 seconds.

Dump all of the water/Borax solution into the large bowl of water and glue. Begin stirring with a large spoon. You will notice large, coagulating chunks begin to form. When you see and feel these chunks, pull them out and put them into a large zip lock plastic bag.

Make another Borax/water solution and repeat steps 2 and 3 over and over again until all of the glue has coagulated and been pulled out. The coagulated portions are your glurch.

Pick up the plastic storage bag and pour out any residual liquid that has come out with the glurch. This will be where you will store your glurch when no one is playing with it. It will not soak up the glurch's liquid and you can make an airtight seal.


  • If you want to color your glurch, simply add a couple drops of food coloring to glue/water mixture before you add the Borax.


  • Make sure your children keep glurch out of their mouths. Just in case, use non-toxic school glue. Never set your glurch on paper. The paper will soak up all it's moisture and ruin your creation.