It’s one part science, 1 part magic, 1 part sensory play and 2 parts fun!
It’s begins as two simple ingredients – wet and dry, corn flour and water.
Mix them together and at first it just looks like a tub of mess… but sink your hands in. Go on… I know you want to.
Squeeze the ooey gooey goopiness and it suddenly feels hard in your hand. Open your fingers and it magically turns to liquid again and oozes back into the tub.
For little hands this is a fun sensory experience, but for older hands this is science and magic! There was much talk about mixing, consistency, ingredients, measuring, solutions, etc…
Individual Goop Recipe
For each child:
1 cup of corn flour
1/4-1/2 cup of water.
Give each child a container or tub to mix in. Pour water into the cornflour a little at a time mixing as you go. Add water until the mixture is quite wet, but not watery. You may need to add a little more water or corn flour as you go.
This mix can be quite messy to play with, but if you let it dry you can sweep or vaccum up the dried corn flour quiet easily and it washed off hands and out of clothes without issue.
Now pour and squelch and make a mess till your hearts content!