I am such a sucker for punishment sometimes, but there is something in me that truly believes that childhood is all about being allowed to get messy (within reason of course).

So today I thought we’d try a bit of goop to pass the time. It was sunny outside, the ingredients were handy and the mess stayed outside.

It feels VERY cool.
Kind of hard to explain – you’ve got to give it a go!
When the mixture is squeezed it becomes a hard lump then melts and then becomes hard again.

To make your own: just add 2 cups of cornflour to 1/2 cup of water.

I added more water at the beginning and then a little more later as it dried up after a while. We added food coloring too. I thought green would have been ideal, making it both the colour & consistency of slime, but I was outvoted.

We also had a bit of fun with a pink balloon, a pink straw, a bit of string and some duct tape – thanks Sarah.
You don’t tie the balloon up. You just let go and see it flying like a rocket to the other end of the string.
I thought I’d link in with kasiabear’s kiddy art and of course the ever favorite At My House with Lou.
What’s going on at your house?
Got any more cool ideas of things that I can amuse my kids with these school holidays?

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  1. says

    omg.. that looks like such fun.. completely forgot about goop.. will have to try this out on the kids!!<br /><br />thanks for joining in with kiddy art! <br /><br />for your info, i&#39;ve changed the day of the week so the segment starts on a sunday and is open through the week till end of saturday.

  2. says

    Oh wow ! That looks fun ! Next time I babysit my neices that&#39;s what we&#39;re doing !! And yesterday in Melbourne was such a beautiful day for outside, messy fun. Have a great Monday

  3. says

    definitely trying the goop it looks like fun! The ballon rocket thing-imy i&#39;ve seen at my son&#39;s kinder (and playschool) and really it doesn&#39;t get any better than balloons taking off! hope your feeling better !

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