This week we've been experimenting with goop. Jacob really enjoyed this activity and spent ages watching the goop run through his hands. As always, it was a bit hit and miss with Esme but she never sticks to one activity for long anyway so that's no surprise! Even I got right into it this week. The texture of goop never fails to fascinate me although I'm not particularly keen on the feeling of it (it kind of feels like nails down a chalkboard!) When you run your hands over the goop, it feels solid and you can even pick it up. But let it sit awhile and it goes runny. Here's some photos of our experimentations:
Mixing it all together. It took a long time to mix the water into the cornflour!
Mixing in some different colours
Trying to mix the goop with spoons. It doesn't work too well we discovered!
Letting the goop run off fingers - lots of fun!
Sticking hands in and watching them sink to the bottom
Here's the recipe if anyone wants to give it a go (pretty simple really ;))
2 cups water
1. Mix the water and food colouring together.
2. Pour water into the cornflour and mix together
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