Day 9 in our Disney Video Tour — A Fun Activity For Your Kids

by Susan

Disney Tips - Making Flubber

Welcome to Day 9 in our 10 Days of Disney Video Tour.

As we showed you yesterday, Disney Cruise Line specializes in entertaining kids in the most magical ways.

Here we let you in on one of the fun activities your kids will experience on board.

Watch Jackson learn how to make Flubber…

Here is the RECIPE for FLUBBER so your kids can get in on the action!

In one container (beaker) mix together:
• 50ml Blue Glue (we use Elmers)
• 2 teaspoons of water
• 1 drop of yellow food colouring

In a second container (flask) mix together:
• 2 soup spoons of water
• 1 teaspoon of Borax (soap powder/brand name laundry detergent) – this is what’s known as the “PIXIE DUST”

Add the two solutions together and stir well, and voila…Flubber should appear!
Be careful not to add too much food colouring or it will turn a brown colour instead of green.

For added bounciness place in the fridge for 30 minutes after making it!

See the complete list of videos at 10 Days of Disney video tour.

Or click on each below to enjoy the magic of Disney…

And in the nature of full disclosure… Disney paid for our trip and produced these videos. But as you can imagine, they certainly didn’t need to pay us to love and gush about Disney… that just comes naturally. :)



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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Heidi September 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm

It depends what we’re studying in science whether or not they are interested in experiments. This flubber experiment looks like great fun though. Love the professor’s hair!

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2 Heidi September 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm

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3 Heidi September 16, 2009 at 12:44 pm
4 Rebecca September 16, 2009 at 12:48 pm

No kids, but I like science experiments… especially the kind where you mix up yummy things like flour, sugar and chocolate and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. He hee. Does that count? ;)

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5 heather September 16, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Kids are still too young for a true science experiment but they love to do new things and they love to do some new experiments that we try out in the kitchen :)

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6 Melissa September 16, 2009 at 12:59 pm

My son loves Science and loves doing Science Experiments. We have actually done this one before. He has a Science Kit that he got for Christmas that gives him the recipe for 6 different types of goo. He loves it.

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7 Heidi September 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm

I’m just so excited to be the 1st commenter today! Yeah! Can you tell I really want to win one of these Disney prizes?!

Where is the recipe for Flubber? It looks fun and easy to make.

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8 Adrienne September 16, 2009 at 1:06 pm

making the flubber looked like fun

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9 Melissa September 16, 2009 at 1:06 pm
10 Melissa September 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm
11 Elli September 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm

yes! but mostly they love anything that involves making a mess on purpose.

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12 Amy September 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm

My daughter is still too young for actual science experiments, but she loves new things nad she loves helping me cook. I think this flubber would be a great way to introduce her to the world of science.

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13 Amy September 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm
14 Amy September 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm
15 Amy September 16, 2009 at 1:41 pm

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16 Angie September 16, 2009 at 1:41 pm

My son would love making flubber! How much fun!

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17 Ellen C. September 16, 2009 at 1:56 pm

My son is a big fan of experiments. He and my husband have a blast trying new things. Thanks for the chance.

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18 chyk September 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm

my kids are too young, unless you counting baking, they love making brownies

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19 Becky September 16, 2009 at 2:02 pm

My kids are 2yo, 1yo, and another on the way. . . but it won’t be long!! My son is into everything, exploring his world! So I’m sure he will love science experiments very soon. :-)

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20 Jenn September 16, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I’m sure my 1 ad 2 yo will love to do them in the future but not so much right now. It doesn’t matter if we are coloring, singing, reading or staring at the ceiling..if it is a mommy/Chloe activity she loves it!

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21 Wendy Kreskowiak September 16, 2009 at 2:27 pm

My son is 16 months old so everything feels like an experiement sometimes! If he follows in his Dad’s ways I’m sure he will love experiments when he is a little older.

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22 Wendy Kreskowiak September 16, 2009 at 2:27 pm

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23 Creative2xmom September 16, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I have a four year old and surprisingly enough he loves to do experiments. He loves to learn how things work and operate. We do science stuff all the time.

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24 Katie September 16, 2009 at 2:41 pm

My kids LOVE science experiments! Which I think is awesome because I do as well!

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25 Mikki September 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Tweeted this :-)

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26 Mikki September 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

One of these days we’ll go on a Disney cruise… this looks like so much fun!

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27 Mikki September 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Facebooked this!!

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28 Raelena September 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

not yet, but when I was a kid I had a chemistry set….it was fun!

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29 Pamk September 16, 2009 at 3:01 pm

mine loves to and he wants to be a scientist when he grows up. we’ll see if he outgrows it.

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30 Pamk September 16, 2009 at 3:01 pm
31 Susan Heim September 16, 2009 at 3:03 pm

My son, Austen, LOVES to do science experiments. He especially likes to mix up magic potions. He gets a container and goes all around the house to find liquids to mix in it, like hand soap, juice, shampoo, toothpaste, laundry soap, and more! He makes a huge mess, but he loves to be a “scientist”!

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32 MommaDJane September 16, 2009 at 3:04 pm

My oldest daughter’s favorite subject is science. She loves it so much I actually enrolled her in what is called “Mad Science” here after school. She has learned lots of great things there. So fun!

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33 Susan Heim September 16, 2009 at 3:05 pm
34 Elizabeth September 16, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Yes, they’ve always loved them!

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35 Geri C September 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm

We love science experiments at our house! Some are actual science experiments, some turn into experiments when boredom sets in and concoctions are made just to “see what happens.” My boys are really curious and like to know how things work, so anything science related gets a pretty good reception in our home.

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36 Kristina September 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm

My son isn’t old enough to do experiments but when I was younger I loved it! I even did a science fair project on why apples turn brown =)

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37 Geri C September 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm

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38 Carrie September 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm

My kids are too little, but I’m a scientist, so they will be doing science experiments as soon as they get a little older!

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39 QuatroMama September 16, 2009 at 3:21 pm

My boys aren’t quite old enough for experiments yet, but I’m anticipating…

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40 Dezi Allen September 16, 2009 at 4:01 pm

We’ve done very few experiments here, but they sure loved what we did do, especially mixing colors.

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41 Krista September 16, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Yep, but guess who has to clean it up?

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42 Valerie Reilly September 16, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Go to Disneyland Paris next time. Less rides but there is good French wine available everywhere.
Cheers!
Val

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43 Amy September 16, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Oh my niece love love loves science experiments but they usually involve things like “what will happen if i put ice cream on a pop tart and then eat it” LOL

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44 Amy September 16, 2009 at 4:43 pm
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46 Forgetfulone September 16, 2009 at 5:43 pm

My kids enjoyed science experiments when they were little, but due to science fair at school, they have taken all the fun out of them. They would still enjoy the things we would do in the kitchen like making volcanoes, but we just don’t get time to do that anymore.

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47 Krista September 16, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Well, the big “kid” in my house loves science and doing all kinds of experiments so I’m sure just as soon as the little man is big enough to be involved safely he will be!

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48 AmyG September 16, 2009 at 6:27 pm

My girls absolutely love to do different experiences. This would be a lot of fun to make with them!

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49 Ivy September 16, 2009 at 6:53 pm

our toddler is too young for much by way of science experiments yet, but the boys like them every so often.

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50 Dyanna September 16, 2009 at 7:37 pm

My 5 year old is still a bit young for what i would consider a science experiment but she sure does a lot of experimenting with things around the house.

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51 Amanda R. September 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Around our house, experiments are ALWAYS welcomed! Great way to kill time, and actually learn something!

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52 brandy September 16, 2009 at 8:17 pm

my kids absolutely love science and experiments. my husband is a in college studying to become a biochemist, so my kids know about molecules, rna, dna,and so much more

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53 brandy September 16, 2009 at 8:17 pm

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56 Summur Braley September 16, 2009 at 8:52 pm

My daughter likes to do tactile science and I love to teach her cause and effect. She is 2 so we have a lot of fun learning basic science skills. She loves Mickey and Tink :)!

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57 Cat September 17, 2009 at 1:49 am

My son is the experimenter of the family always mixing foods and condiments. lol

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58 Cat September 17, 2009 at 1:51 am
59 Shawn C. September 17, 2009 at 2:29 am

My son LOVES to do science experiments! He’d love the Flubber experiment, we’ll have to try it this weekend. My toddler daughter hasn’t done many experiments but loves nature…;)
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60 Shawn C. September 17, 2009 at 2:30 am
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62 Tammy September 17, 2009 at 8:01 am

My 10 yo autistic son doesn’t like experiments, but my 6 yo daughter does.

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63 Vickie Couturier September 17, 2009 at 8:28 am

My grandsons are too young for science projects yet,but my daughter didnt like doing them in school,I however loved doing them!an became a Nurse later on

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64 Vickie Couturier September 17, 2009 at 8:29 am

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65 Vickie Couturier September 17, 2009 at 8:30 am
66 sara loud September 17, 2009 at 8:37 am

She loves them! The messier the better in her eyes. :-)

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67 shelly September 17, 2009 at 8:40 am

My son loves to do science experiments! He is always looking for something new to do.

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68 shelly September 17, 2009 at 8:40 am
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71 Angie (Losing It and Loving It) September 17, 2009 at 9:46 am

How fun! Again no kids at home but I would say hubs is a kid at heart and always loves a good science experiment ha ha

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72 Karyn B. September 17, 2009 at 9:58 am

My kids LOVE science experiments! Just watched the Flubber video with my son (and I’ll show my daughter after school), and we are definitely going to make some — just need to pick up some glue!

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73 Yoli Cintra September 17, 2009 at 10:50 am

My kids love experimenting with everything…i think it’s pretty much in their everyday life.

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74 Peggy Gorman September 17, 2009 at 11:20 am
75 Jessica T September 17, 2009 at 11:36 am

My son LOVES science experiments! He has a little science kit that he would play with all day!

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76 Thao September 17, 2009 at 1:01 pm

My children are not old enough to do science experiments unless it involves making pureed squash disappear.

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79 Lisa B. September 17, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Will have to make some flubber and see if my kids like! I’m sure they would!

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80 LaVonne September 17, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Well my toddler is so small but I definitely think she would love doing experiments. She loves mixing things like soap and water outside.

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81 Alka September 17, 2009 at 6:48 pm

The kids love to do science experiments – like the little magic school bus kits. They love microscopes and any scope especially.

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82 Alka September 17, 2009 at 7:25 pm
83 Alka September 17, 2009 at 7:27 pm
84 Shannon (The Mommy-Files) September 17, 2009 at 9:58 pm

My kids love science experiments. They would love trying to make flubber as well :)

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85 Staci A September 17, 2009 at 10:47 pm

We love doing science experiments. Our favorite so far was creating erupting volcanoes. Flubber sounds like it would be a hit around here too!

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86 2Forgetful September 17, 2009 at 11:45 pm

My girls are only 3.5 so they’re a little young for all but the most basic “science” experiments. They love the show “Sid the Science Kid” on PBS so we have done some “experiments” like making water change color. Nothing too complicated.

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87 Alice September 18, 2009 at 12:44 am

My son absolutely loves science experiments.

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88 Alice September 18, 2009 at 12:44 am

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89 Night Owl Mama September 18, 2009 at 10:23 am
90 Sara September 18, 2009 at 12:26 pm

She’s not yet old enough for science experiments yet, but some of the things she does with her dinner could certainly qualify…

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91 sheri September 18, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Mine are still too young. Do mud pies count? LOL

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92 Megret September 18, 2009 at 10:13 pm

My five-year-old does! He’s already asking for a chemistry set. (Hm.)

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93 Megret September 18, 2009 at 10:13 pm

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94 Megret September 18, 2009 at 10:13 pm

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95 Andrea H September 19, 2009 at 3:13 pm

My oldest son love to do science experiments. Our most recent was making crystals.

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96 Jinii September 19, 2009 at 7:30 pm

My daughter is only 1 so she has not done any yet but her grandpa and dad our chemists so I am sure she will love them!

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97 Carly September 21, 2009 at 2:22 am

Great experiment! I’m going to try it with my kids….just because I want an excuse to play with it!!!

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98 jeccica simpson September 22, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Yes my 9 & 7 year olds, love to mix things together and see what they come up with and what happens!!!!! Future Scientists, maybe!!

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99 jeccica simpson September 22, 2009 at 2:16 pm

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100 Stephanie September 22, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Cool! What kid wouldn’t LOVE to make flubber? It’s messy, gooey, and all kinds of fun. But does it stain…?

Also: are you two wearing matching shirts? So cute!

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101 Stephanie September 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Oops! I forgot to say that my 3-year-old is a bit young for science experiments, but she’d have fun doing this kind of project, I think. :)

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102 Noreen September 23, 2009 at 1:45 am

my girls love science experiments

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103 Lisa September 25, 2009 at 4:50 pm

My son’s too young for science experiments but I’m sure he’s love to do them when he’s older!

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104 Lisa September 25, 2009 at 4:50 pm

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105 lea September 25, 2009 at 11:35 pm

My daughter loves to do simple science experiments!

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106 lea September 25, 2009 at 11:35 pm

I subscribe. =)

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