Cornstarch Gloop {Kid Craft}

My kids love to make a mess! Is that abnormal? I’m thinking not. They love to squish their hands in gross things too. Wait, that doesn’t sound right. You know what I mean! This was the perfect craft/activity. I found this great idea over on this blog. She has a short video on her site that might explain it a little better too.

I don’t think my pictures can do this “gloop” justice. They just can’t give you the full affect on how cool it really is.

It’s a liquid…

But it’s also a solid. Does that make sense? 

When you squish your hands into this mixture it’s pliable and feels like a thick paste. But then you hold it for a second and it melts away. It’s so cool! 

Even though I can’t even begin to describe how cool it is, my kids LOVE playing with this and ask to make Gloop all the time! And it’s so easy!

* 1 cup Cornstarch
* 1/2 cold water
* a few drops of food coloring
That’s it!

In a measuring cup mix the water and food coloring.

Add it to the cornstarch Now mix and play! 

Cheap and fun! I like those kinds of activities =o)I’m linking to the linky parties on my sidebar!

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  1. I have played with this before. It is so cool! I didn’t know it was so easy to make though. Thanks!

  2. i don’t use the coloring… very easy to wash, dust off of clothes that way

  3. Hurrah for cheap & fun! Cool gooo!!!! Thanks –

  4. My boys also love this stuff! Our science teacher friend that showed it to us originally calls it “sliquid”- so true! your kids look like they are having fun! 🙂

  5. How cool 🙂 Looks like so much fun! Love the pictures of your kinds enjoying the gloop 😀

  6. You are too much fun, can I rent you out for my kids 😉

  7. My kids would love this too! I am adding it to the to do list!

    ~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

  8. This looks so squishy and fun! I love how they floated their Lego people in it:)

  9. We LOVE the cornstarch/water gloop it never gets old!

  10. Such a great idea! Thank u for sharing.

  11. love this great idea for keeping hands busy

  12. Fun activity to do after reading Oobleck by Dr. Seuss 🙂

  13. My son loves making this stuff 😉 Thank you for sharing this with us on The Sunday Showcase

  14. Anonymous says:

    can i use it at 2:30 am

  15. My kids like it very much, thanks for sharing.