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What’s Cookin’ for Spring Break? FLUBBER!


Spring Break is here and Arkansas kids are on the loose! This amazing week, sandwiched between the long days of winter and the packed-full last few months of school, is the perfect time to plan fun activities with your kids. So gather up your “What’s Cookin’ at First Security” Cookbook, a few household supplies, and make some memories that will last a lifetime.

Since it’s a beautiful Arkansas spring out there, you may want to plan these on the deck, porch, or in the yard because it may get a bit messy. All the more for your Spring Breakers to enjoy! You’ll find these and other great recipes for fun in the “Penny’s Picks” section of our cookbook.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 Glob of Flubber

FS OIA Mar Spring break FLUBBER ingredients

Mixture #1
1 cup white or gel school glue
¾ cup warm water
Your favorite color of Food Coloring

Mixture #2
2 teaspoons Borax
½ cup warm water

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1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir ingredients for Mixture #1 together well.
2. In a large mixing bowl, stir ingredients for Mixture #2 together well.
3. Slowly pour Mixture #1 into Mixture #2.
4. No need to stir: Just reach in and pull out a glob of FLUBBER.
5. Knead it for 2 – 3 minutes.
6. Store in an airtight container.

Note: Other versions of this recipe can be found on pages 625 (Slime) and 635 (Gooey Gunk) of the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Cookbook”.


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 Glob of Oobleck
1 ½ cup corn starch
1 cup of water
Food coloring

1. Outside, or on a covered surface, gather ingredients.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix corn starch, water, and food coloring.
3. When ‘pushed’ together, the mixture will appear dry and solid. When children let the mixture rest on their hand or a plate, it flows like a liquid. Pretty cool thing experiment for kids.
4. Store in an airtight container.


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 ½ to 2 cups of Dough

1 cup flour
½ cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup water
Food coloring

1. In a medium saucepan, stir together flour, salt, and cream of tartar.
2. Add oil, water, and food coloring.
3. Cook over medium heat until stiff like bread dough, stirring constantly.
4. Knead 2 – 3 minutes.
5. Store in air tight container.

Other great recipes for fun that can be found in “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Cookbook”:
Bubbles, page 609
Color Me Clean Crayons, page 626
Invisible Ink, page 634
And many more!

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Employees and customers of First Security Bank have contributed their favorite recipes to What’s Cookin’ at First Security, a cookbook that benefits Arkansas Foodbank. They are available at any First Security Bank location for $20.

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Arkansas Women Blogger member Mary Wood is a lifetime lover of words. She hails from the suburbs of Nimrod, Arkansas where she is co-owner and number one stacker of wood in her family's sawmill. She loves playing in the dirt and raising a zoo-load of animals on their family farm. Her passions include living life with her husband Steve, son Caleb and all-grown-up daughters Rebecca and Rachel and son-in-law Matt. Homeschooling, writing women's Bible studies, and renovating their home fill up the remainder of her time.

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