In this activity, learners make a paper model of a polymer, then make Silly Putty, an actual polymer. For the model, learners make chains of paper dolls and color them in different ways to represent different types of monomers. The doll stencil is not included, but can be improvised. Shaking the chains in a bag simulates making the polymer. For the Silly Putty, learners mix saturated borax with Elmer's glue. There are two versions of this activity, one written for grades K-2, one for 3-6, with the older version including some additional materials testing, and some variation in the Silly Putty mixture.