Goop is one of Little Miss F.’s favorite sensory play activities. She loves scooping it up in her hands, tasting it, and watching it flow.
I know it has not been long since my first post about goop, but it truly is one of my favorite sensory activities for babies and young children. It is an easy, low prep activity to make using everyday household ingredients--cornstarch and water. And it is no muss clean up too. Just let it dry and sweep up!
The other day I decided to explore colored goop, creating pink goop for Little Miss F. to explore. I wanted her to witness and observe this process of adding color, so I pulled a container of goop out of the refrigerator from another day of play.
I dumped the cool water and added some warm water to heat up the mixture. In doing so I added too much water and the goop was more runny than I wanted. Adding cornstarch to the mix to thicken it, Little Miss F. became captivated by the box. She absolutely LOVED the box. Perhaps to her the box holds the stuff that makes her play so much fun, so why not hold onto the box?
Want to make Pink Goop with your children?
Here is the plan:
½ cup Cornstarch
¼ Warm Water
Red Food Dye
Measure the cornstarch and add to mixing bowl.
Add the warm water and mix with your hands.
If needed, add more water if the goop is too firm.
Add just a few drops of food coloring into the mix, and either stir or mix with your hands
*the ratio for the ingredients is 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water, so you can easily
I made our colored goop using McCormick's Neon food coloring. I was a bit concerned our hands would be pink for a while, but it didn't really bleed onto us. Perhaps this would be not the same for other food dye.
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