Friday, January 10, 2014

Goop! For a Snowy Day...


This post is originally from 2 years ago, but with all the snow days we've been having around here I thought it could use a repost. I will also mention that I now have a third child, who is 20 months old and this stuff is so awesome for her to play with...It doesn't stick to anything, so when she threw it on the floor there was no worries and there's no hand clean up! 

(It's funny for me to see my two older kids with their baby faces and our old kitchen!)

While looking on Pinterest for some fun kids activities I came across a pin titled "Flubber". I immediately knew from the picture that this was the same thing as "Goop", which I remember my mom making when I was a kid. Of course, we had to do this one! 


First I gathered the ingredients:
2 bowls:

1st bowl
3 tsp of Borax
1 cup warm water

2nd bowl 
2 cups of glue
1 1/2 cups warm water
a few drops of food coloring


First mix each bowls contents well. Make sure the Borax is dissolved and the glue and water are well mixed. 



Stir the food coloring into the glue mixture.


Pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture. It will stay watery for a couple of minutes, but the chemical reaction will soon make it turn to the goop consistance.



And it's time to play! 


The kids sure love playing with the goop. I gave them each an old pizza pan to play in.


And playing...


It's been a couple of days and they are still enjoying the goop! 


Overall, this was a quick, easy, cheap and entertaining project. And it totally brought me back to my childhood. Even my hubby was having fun with it! 

Update: This time we added some utensils to play with the goop: plastic knives, cookie cutters, and rolling pins.

I originally pinned this project from Frugal Fun Challenge

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