We're on the home stretch of our Hip Hip Hooray projects now - just two more days to go. I hope you're enjoying our posts and tutorials so far. Today I'm sharing some messy play activities. They're super easy, use basic ingredients and are great for rainy or long days.
Goop and slime! I used to make these two mixtures up quite often for James to play with when he was smaller, but Bella has missed out quite a bit on the messy play experience. I thought she might be a bit old for this activity, but she thoroughly enjoyed playing with the different textures this afternoon - actually we all had a bit of a play with both mixtures!
Let's start with the goop! James was happy to help his little sister mix up both concoctions and it was quite cute to watch - he was telling her all about when he was small and played with goop and slime.
♥ Goop ingredients - 1 packet of cornflour, 1 cup of water, colouring (if desired)
♥ Gradually add the cornflour to the water and mix until there are no lumps.
♥ We pre-mixed in a bucket first and then decided to move it into a flat container for easier playing.
Have you ever made goop before? It's incredibly cool and amazing stuff.
Then there's slime! Equally as fun to play with.
♥ Slime - You'll need 1 cup of soap flakes, 2 litres of warm water and an egg beater or hand held mixer.
♥ Dissolve the soap flakes in the warm water and whisk with the beaters. Let your goop stand for a good 30 minutes - an hour. It will turn to slime - really cool stuff.
Also, I wanted to mention my microwave puff paint recipe - a very easy recipe that we love to make here and watch *puff* in the microwave. HERE is the link if you would like to peek and create your own.
Don't forget to pop over to Tamar's blog to see her project for today. I'll be back later on this evening with a sneak peek for tomorrow :)