Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blue Goo

What do you do when the weather warms after a couple of months of cold?

Why, play outside of course!
I've been promising the boys ever since Baby Starfish was born that I would make them some blue goo to play with. Today I made good on my promise.

They had an absolute blast. I think the pictures speak for themselves...

Little Hands

Bigger Hands

Working Together

Making Tentacles

Look at my hands Mum!

"Walking on Water"
Yes... you are seeing correctly. He was just about to jump up on the table so he could walk on it after he and his little bro had spent some time hitting the mix and finding how hard it was. Jellyfish has been talking for weeks about putting cornstarch in water and walking on it after he saw an episode of Myth Busters (He LOVES that show, we have to be selective which episodes he views... but science clearly runs in his veins!) He was quite satisfied with the results. :)

And clean up wasn't as bad as I thought it might be... a container of soapy water at the back door to deal with their hands was a much better idea than making them wash up in the bathroom. (Should have thought even further ahead and filled the little shell pool on the back lawn with warm soapy water and let them go for it! lol maybe next time).

I got the idea from Em, (a great girl and super creative mum) but fiddled with the recipe a bit.
Here's what I did:

2 cups Corn starch
1 cup of water
+ a few drops of food colouring.

You can add more water or cornstarch as you go to play with texture and consistency. Little Clam even wanted to do a "taste test" on it. Ew!

Most of all, have fun - and create some memories with your little ones! :)

Till next time...


  1. this is so much fun, i used to love making it for preschoolers. looks like they enjoyed it- i love the tentacles ;)sarah

  2. so fun! even my 11 and 13 yr olds love this, they made it themselves just last month and had fun. r xx

  3. That is an AWESOME idea - I'm going to make this next week. Will report back!! Have you seen the you tube video of people walking across a swimming pool filled with corn starch? Freaky stuff!



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