Use this recipe instead
2 teaspoons Borax
another 1/3 cup water
In one bowl, mix the borax and 1/3 cup water. Let the borax dissolve
completely. Set aside.
2 cups regular Elmer's glue (not school glue)
1 3/4 cups water
In a second bowl, mix the glue and 1 3/4 cup water.
Add a few drops of food coloring, if you like.
Add the borax and water to the glue and water.
Before your eyes, the mixture will clump together.
Then knead it.
If there is excess water, ignore it.
Keep the putty in a large, ziplock plastic bag with air released. Will last
about 2-3 weeks. You'll know when it's time to toss by it's "fragrance".
( you can cut the recipe in half for a smaller batch or double for a larger