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Goop In The Bath Tub

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goop cornstarch kids messy play hands

Goop is a cheap and easy sensory activity. It's silky and sloppy and fun to run your fingers through. But it can get very messy! An easy way to contain the mess is to put the containers of goop into an empty bath tub and let the children explore the material from head to toe. They will have a brilliant time - and cleaning up and washing the kids off afterwards is easy.

Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

1 cup cornstarch split between a few containers
1/2 cup water
Food colouring
Large plastic dish or tub
Spoons, plastic animals, tubs etc to play with in the goop

goop cornstarch kids messy play hands
Low cost store cupboard ingredients

Make up containers of goop by adding water to the cornflour in a ratio of roughly 1 part water to 2 parts cornflour

goop cornstarch kids messy play hands

Add a few drops of food colouring to each container of goop - preferably different colours.

goop cornstarch kids messy play hands
We chose to make pink and blue

goop adding blue dye to cornstrach water mix
Watch the swirls of colour

Put the tubs of goop and accessories (plastic animals, spoons, other plastic cups etc) into an empty bath tub

goop adding blue dye to cornstrach water mix
Just add children

Let the children explore the goop any way they want to by running their hands through it, dropping plastic animals into it, scooping it, dripping it etc.

goop adding blue dye to cornstrach water mix
It gets very messy

Have fun mixing colours together and making new colours

goop hands squishing mixture
Explore colour mixing

goop hands squishing mixture
And have fun exploring the slimey texture

When finished simply rinse everything and everyone down in the bath.

#Messy play
#5 to 10s
#Food colouring
#Colour mixing
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