Children can't get enough of funky goop, it's messy and just plain fun. Plus it's cost effective, a great tactile experience, and offers opportunities to learn about colours.

What you need

  • Two packs of cornflour

  • Two cups of water

  • Food colouring

  • Large bowl or container

The method

  1. Mix cornflour and water, adding gradually, until you reach your preferred consistency.
  2. Divide and add food colouring as desired.

This mixture will often feel hard to press, especially after it's been in storage. However once you and your kids get your hands into the mess, manipulate it and play with it, it will soften and even become runny.

You can even add things like glitter, to mix it up.




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Danielle Martyn childcare teacher
Danielle Martyn
Vocational Teacher - Early Childhood Education and Care

Danielle has more than 25 years of experience in the early childhood industry, beginning her career at TAFE Queensland studying a diploma. She is passionate about the education of children and assisting others to develop the necessary skills to nurture and mould young minds.