Homemade Thera-putty Recipe for Occupational Therapy

Necessary Ingredients
1 cup white glue
3/4 cup of water
1 cup water
1 tsp. borax*
Glass mixing bowls
Two stirrers or plastic spoons

Liquid food coloring (if desired)

*Borax is used in multiple cleaning products and is not safe for consumption. Not recommended if your child still puts toys in their mouth.


In one bowl, mix the 1 cup of white glue with the 3/4 cup of water. Add food coloring if desired. In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup of water and 1 tsp. of borax. Stir until borax is dissolved. Slowly mix the water-borax mixture into the water-glue mixture. Use your hands to mix the two together until the putty forms.

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