“We’ll find something new to do now.
Here is lots of new blue goo now.
New goo. Blue goo.
Blue goo. New goo.
While I am sure this is not a “something new” for many of you, re-reading Fox in Socks did remind my son of one of his favorite craft activities. I had honestly forgotten about Goo, the “solid-looking but liquid-acting” substance that would keep my son occupied for at least an hour at a time. I was more than happy to re-discover this silly substance and hoped my 2-year-old would be as fascinated with it as his big brother was! So if you are new to Goo, or it’s been awhile like it was for us since you’ve made it, go for it. You can count on lots of giggles and fun!
Now there are quite a few different Goo recipes out there; this one is the cornstarch & water variety. Simple and quick to put together, just grab some shallow pans (I use the disposable pie plates), bowls, spoons, ladles- whatever your little Goo master might like! My son brings out his toy mixer and blender- adds to the mess, of course, but also to the fun!
How to Make Blue Goo
What You Need to make Blue Goo:
- 16-oz box cornstarch
- food coloring (we used blue- but watch out for staining on the hands!!!)
What To Do to make Blue Goo:
- Empty the box of cornstarch into a bowl.
- Add 1-1/2 cups of water w/food coloring already added.
- Mix the goo with your hands. (The kids will love the “oozey” feel!)
- Have fun!
You’ll know you have the right consistency when it becomes hard to stir and the Goo feels like a solid to the touch but pours like a liquid. There’s actually some scientific reason behind it, but we never got past the fun to figure the rest out!!
(And yes, my little guy loved it & sat for close to an hour with his brother squishing, pouring and scooping it up with their hands & dribbling it all over! )
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