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Fun Activities for kids: Goop July 28, 2008

Filed under: Activities,Mothering — Andie @ 2:12 pm

This is a messy, but fun activity for your kids. I think it’s appropriate from age 2-8 or so. (Then again, I’ve seen teenagers fascinated with the stuff, too, but not for very long.) Mix 1 part cornstarch and 1 part water.  I think a cup of each is more than enough for one child. It makes this very strange substance that hardens if you pick it up and roll it in a ball in your hands, but then melts when you take pressure off. It’s also fun to put a spoon in it and tell your child to try and stir it. 

It seems messy, but since it’s cornstarch, it just wipes up easily. You can also add a drop of food coloring, but that sometimes dyes the hands.

I tried this with two very active girls, age 5 & 7. They were entertained for an hour, twice.

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One Response to “Fun Activities for kids: Goop”

  1. Jennifer D. Says:

    I’ve done this in a ziploc bag too. It’s really fun and not quite as messy.


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