Goop = Mess. Mess = Fun. Therefore as far as logic goes, Goop = Fun (look, we just did a logic puzzle at 28 months).
Steve Spangler. I was so excited to make goop with the kidabunks and Grandpa last week. Here is a beginner's guide to goop. It took me about five full minutes to make the goop. My plan was to assist the kidabunks in making this, but it was a bit harder to combine than I thought.
- Most important- this stuff will separate over time and will clog your drains. When you are all finished playing with the goop, scoop it into a recycled bag and toss it into the trash.
- Gather your materials, we used:
- one of our sensory bins (a 15 qt Rubbermaid tub with lid)
- two boxes of corn starch
- about four cups of water (to be added slowly to the bin)
- wooden spoons, small spoons, cooking utensils
- tempera paint (optional)
- liquid food dye (optional)
- bucket of clean water and a wash cloth (just in case someone doesn't like that feeling of the goop on his or her hands)
It's amazing, with all of the pink paint that we added to the goop it still turned green.
The kidabunks liked using squeezing the food dye into the goop.
Little Miss kept saying, "tiny tiny bottle".
She was rapt in determined concentration for almost an entire hour playing with this stuff.
Squeezing it through her fingers, spooning it onto her tiny, tiny spoon, stirring it and swirling it,
poking it with her fingers, watching her fingers sink into the slimy quicksand, feeling the force of the solution holding her hand down at the bottom of the sensory bin.
Now I know why so many tots and little kids love this stuff!
The next time, we'll add glitter and some water beads.
I'd also like to experiment with adding shaving cream to the goop.