Our super ‘goop’er morning

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I am trying to use the morning times, when the twins are in school, to do stuff with Amu…now a very naughty and curious and happy 14 month old. He enjoys playing, loves a mess and is very happy to hang out with him mommy for some (extremely rare) one on one time. I had posted about goop before. It is really very simple to make. I don’t have a fixed recipe for it. I just start out with cornflour and keep adding want in till it is the consistency i want..slimy, a little runnyish but still holdable and “pickup-able”.

I made some in my baking tray (about 60% cornflour and 40% water…approx). Then I dropped a few drops of food color into it but did not mix it in. I left that for the little man to work on and he loved it. I also tossed in a couple of ice cubes and that made it closer to slimeĀ almost! Fun!!!

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He started out by trying to pick it up with a spoon and then slowly moved on to playing his his fingers…and toes..and hands and feet and then decided to just shift base into the goop tray!

Definitely a fun and messy morning..and so quick to clean up. Great for playing with texture, tracing in the tray, learning about colors and mixing. The goop is solid and liquid at the same time. You can catch it, drip it, swirl it a little, make a little ball or just slide around in it!

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About myfourboysandme

Mom - a word that defines me... I smell of oats, johnson's and home baked cookies I am pink, purple, green and orange and so is the floor my kids color on. Flour on my clothes and a brush in my pocket, my glasses bent out of shape and smudged with tiny fingerprints. I can't remember the date but i know almost 40 pictures books by heart. I wake up humming 'wheels on the bus'and i talk with my fingers and eyes and mouth. My bag carries band aids, napkins, wipes, crayons, papers, candy and sometimes my wallet. I know all the parks and very few of the restaurants in my neighborhood. Most of my shopping is diapers, books and paints My phd certificate lies in a roll, the frame now contains an abstract work of art by two year olds and i am prouder of that piece of paper. mom - a word that defines me!

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