Goop /ˈgu:p/ noun :
- A sticky substance
- Fun and safe for little hands to play with (a bit like dough, but wetter)
- Functions well as body paint
We recently discovered we could make goop at home, using corn flour and water. I’ve been letting the kids play with it in the bathroom and at the balcony, for easy cleaning up afterwards.
Baby JJ loves being naked and laughs at the wind in his face and hair. Needless to say, he loves goop-play, because it fits well with his current life motto – Make messes daily and try your best to get away with it.
Vera tried to paint using it. It creates a texturised painting of mostly blobs and streaks. When it dries though, the goop is easily scratched off, so we couldn’t keep any of the “paintings” unfortunately.
JJ, on the other hand, is content to explore this magical goop. It acts like liquid, yet it’s sticky and snaky when you try to grab it with your fingers. Like a slimy snake.
I think he likes the cool feel of it trickling down his bare belly too.
Best to let the kids play and make a mess just before bath-time.
Goop recipe: Mix 1/2 cup of corn flour and 1/4 cup of water in a bowl, and add 2 to 3 drops of food colouring. (If it gets too hard after a while, you can add a few drops of water.)
Try it! it’s goop fun! 🙂