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Friday, December 28, 2012

Making-a Ba-lur-ch-a!

We've been noticeably absent from the blog world of late, but we have a good reason.

This little one has been staying with us and we certainly wanted to soak up every last minute we had with her!

She's even more adorable in person than in pictures.  And to celebrate her last morning here in San Diego, we made a special treat - BA-LUR-CHA!  {you might recognize it as glurch, but Katy knows just what it is}  If you've never made it before, it is a very easy and inexpensive way to entertain kids (and grown-ups) for a morning.

You'll need:

8 ounces of white glue
8 ounces of water
2 teaspoons of Borax
1/3 cup water

What you'll need to do:

1.  Pour the glue into a bowl.  Fill the glue bottle with water and add to the glue.  Stir to combine.

2.  Dissolve 2 teaspoons borax in 1/3 cup water.

3.  Pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture.

4.  Stir until the blurch ;-)  has thickened.

Like this!

Now... play!

Cookie cutters are fun with blurch.

Katy liked to chop it into smaller pieces.

Teddy bears and airplanes are fun.

But a blurch train is the best!

If you leave it on the counter all day, it looks like this:

And later, you can squish it back together and it turns back into a nice smooth solid-ish liquid-ish mass of blurchy delight.  I have read that it keeps for some time in a plastic bag in the refrigerator - though I can tell you that you want to make certain that it is well sealed or it will blurch all over the refrigerator!

Now, can anyone tell me what I am supposed to do with 4 pounds (less 2 teaspoons) of borax?

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  1. Follow this link:
    Here is what you do with your left over Borax.

    I make this laundry soap and I will never buy store bought again and I save a lot of money.
    This was so quick and easy to make. I wish I knew about this years ago! I don't use the oils and you don't need to, it smells good enough.

  2. I had a terrible ant problem at our AZ property. I mixed borax with a bit of sugar and sprinkled it on the ant hills. No more ants! They carry it down into the nest and feed the queen, so it eradicates the entire colony.