Simple gloop recipe

6 July 2017

Sensory activities are so important for little kiddos and not to mention, a LOT of fun too. It is good for their imaginations, creativity and curious minds.  Plus it gets them exposed to different textures, smells and tastes (yes they will taste it!!).  This gloop is especially fun and can even teach older ones about what a solid and a liquid is.

If you don't mind mess and want to see your kids have lots of fun, then try this recipe out.  I did it at our table in the kitchen on lino flooring so it was super easy to clean up afterwards.  This gloop is made with cornflour so it wipes up easily.

I even found this quite therapeutic to play with and may have enjoyed it more than the kids did!

All you need is:
2 cups of cornflour
1 cup of water
And if you want to add some colour, then add a few drops of food colouring.
(I passed on this!)

Put the cornflour in a bowl and slowly add the water, let the kids do it and they can see it come together.

With this gloop, when you apply pressure to it or squeeze it in your hands, it becomes solid.  As soon as you let go or just let it slide off our fingers, it becomes a liquid.  This is due to cornflour being made of almost stringy like particles and they do not dissolve in water but just spread apart.  So when you apply pressure, the particles come together - forming a solid.  Interesting hey?!


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