Monday, July 16, 2007

The Wonderful World of Goop

Many thanks to my friend Perrin, for the goop recipe!

2 c white glue
1/2 c warm water
few drops of food coloring

Mix these well in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix together:

3 tsp borax
1 1/2 c warm water

Pour the borax mixture s-l-o-w-l-y into the glue mixture, mixing the entire time. It only takes a few seconds before you feel the texture change.

We had to knead out some of the water (I didn't pour the borax in slowly enough), but it quickly became a mighty fun toy!

It was used to trap rubber spiders:

To make fossils:

To make burritos:

The sword in the stone:

And to hang toys:

Of course, I will admit that I showed them how to put it in a bowl, press down, and make... well,... rude noises (oh, the shame!). That cemented this toy forever as one of the coolest things Mommy has ever made (Yeah, I sunk to a new low... but the hysterical laughter in the kitchen made it all worth while!)


Matilda said...

That looks totally GROSS!!!

My kids will love it!

Can I ask what might be a stupid question? What is Borax? Where can you find it? It sounds like some sort of toxic chemical but I know that's wrong. Thanks!

Ouiz said...

3 hours later and my kids are *still* playing with it!

"Mule Team Borax" is a laundry additive -- you can find it right next to the detergent.

Have fun! Your kids will have a blast!!!

suburbancowgirl said...

Rude noises? You? Perish the thought! :)

(I'm sure that you had to have LEARNED that from someone else while growing *DO* have brothers, don't you?)

Love the hanging toy!

Kristen Laurence said...

Hilarious! And too much fun! My girls will love this.