Tell Me Thursday: Messy play 2

Wordless Wednesday yesterday was messy play part 2.

We’ve been wanting to try gloop for a long long time but truth be told I just didn’t know if I could do it. We’re all big playdoh people over here. However, the boys were keen and the stars were aligned ( just kidding) so we tried.

First attempt = Failure!

We were all really bummed. We’d run out of white glue now so that kind of was it. But I didn’t think giving up was the right thing to do.

So we found another set of instructions and watched a few instructional videos together. So now we felt we had it right.

Second attempt= Success!

Who said we can’t all learn something about perseverance

Here’s the recipe that worked for us.

8  oz White glue

1 cup water

1 cup warm water

1.5 tsp borax

food colouring

  1. Mix glue + water and colouring in one container
  2. Mix warm water and borax together in another container
  3. Pour 1 into 2.
  4. Stir continually.
  5. Pull out onto wax paper and knead gloop

It actually isn’t messy to set up. I don’t know why I thought it would be.

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  1. MmSoapBox says:

    Looks like fun! I remember making this a few years back when I was taking Child Development Classes – I loved the texture … sooo squishy! I bet your kids had a blast.

    • 🙂 I’ve seen it lots of times but steered clear. So glad we tried it and again when it didn’t work. They still love it.

  2. Looks like you guys had a ton of fun! I may have to try this with my kids! Is it really messy?

    • It’s really not that messy. We did it outside in our quest to be outside more and me anticipating spills etc. But no none. You’ll have fun and it does feel funny. lol

  3. Looks like lots of fun to me! I love that kind of stuff!

  4. That looks like fun! I wanted to make Goop/gak when I was a kid, but never did. I hope to make it sometime with my children!

  5. Is this ok for toddlers? We’ve got 3 girls under 2 who like to taste things…

    • My children were older than 2 when we did this together. They were also out of the putting everything in the mouth stage.  It’s a lot of fun but you really need to know they won’t eat this at all. What about edible playdough ?

  6. love goop!  i would like to use your photo with a recipe for goop on my site  I will provide a direct link back to your site through a click through on the photo.  if you have a problem with this, let me know and I will take it down.


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