Homemade Goop is so quick and easy to make. It can get messy though, so you’ll want to put a plastic tablecloth or towel underneath where you’re playing. Or better yet, take the fun outside and embrace the mess!
Goop, otherwise known as Ooblek, has a bizarre consistency. Sometimes liquid, sometimes solid. The consistency changes if you try to drag your fingers or a spoon through it slowly or quickly. If you try to pick up the solid mixture from the bottom of the bowl, it immediately melts through your fingers. But, if you work super fast you can grab a handful and roll it into a ball before it returns to a liquid.
When we made goop again recently, Miss 5 insisted on wearing gloves initially as she wasn’t sure about the texture. She soon put those away though and enjoyed dipping her hands in the lovely cool mixture.
Mr 2 thought it’d be a great idea to give some of his plastic animals a ‘bath’.
Even though the mixture looks messy, it washed off easily from toys and hands.
This is a great recipe if you’re a gluten free family and your littlies like to taste test things!
For a little about the science behind the properties of Goop, check out the ‘What’s Happening?’ section under Questacon’s Cornfour Slime recipe.