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How to make chewing gum for hands


Gum for hands is a plastic toy that is capable of changing its shape depending on the temperature and the manipulations that you make with it.

Chewing gum can be purchased at the store, but, probably, there is no need to spend money if you can make it at home on your own, and even get a lot of positive emotions from it.

You will need

  • - PVA-
  • - sodium tetraborate-
  • - gouache.



Psychologists recommend chewing gum as aAnti-stress toys. It is very plastic. If, for example, the cud is left in a warm room, then after a while it will take the form of a sticky puddle. If you stretch this toy in your hands, then by touch it will remind you plasticine. It is interesting that if you throw gum for hands, for example, against a wall, then it will become firm and very elastic, literally in a matter of seconds. In this state, the chewing gum is somewhat like a rubber ball.


All the components required for manufacturingChewing gum, can be purchased without any problems in any stationery store, perhaps they already have you at home. Complexities can arise only with one component - this is sodium tetraborate, otherwise it is called "borax", it will have to be looked for. This "treasure" can be bought in a pharmacy, for example, in the form of a solution. Typically, this is a glycerin based fluid with a borax content of about 20%.


First you need to take a plastic container andPour PVA glue there. It is very important that the glue is fresh, so when you buy, check the date of manufacture. Now in PVA add fresh gouache, not too much, so that the future chewing gum is not spoiled. This mixture must be thoroughly mixed until a homogeneous mass is obtained.


After this comes the turn of the same"Magic" component, which is so difficult to acquire, is sodium tetraborate. It should be carefully added to the mixture of glue with paint, literally two or three drops, the resulting mixture must be quickly and thoroughly mixed. The resulting "dough" will gradually start to thicken, this signals that the process of manufacturing the chewing gum for hands is almost complete. Now it's time to remove the resulting clay from the tank. Wrap it in a food film and properly hold it in your hands. All the chewing gum is ready, you can start playing peacefully.

How to make chewing gum for hands Was last modified: May 21st, 2017 By Riehuosj
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