We also had fun making Goop and making Volcanoes...
To make Goop, you'll need:
- food coloring
- mixing bowl
- plastic spoon
- tablecloth for your work area
See? Right back into a liquid.
Goop is definitely a bizarre substance. You can push your finger into it and it feels solid, until your finger starts sinking into it. It drips like a liquid, but pools into a solid. It's crazy stuff!!! The kids had fun testing which objects would sink into it. You can try a coin, flower, crayon, leaf, and anything else you can find that's age appropriate. Please just be sure that your kids don't eat the Goop; this is NOT a food recipe.
Once the novelty of the Goop wore off, we moved on to Volcanoes. You'll need:
- vinegar (we used almost a whole gallon)
- baking soda (we used 1 1/2 pounds)
- food coloring
- tall clear containers, such as the ones used for deli-counter salads
- small cups (we had some styrofoam cups leftover from a party)
When the baking soda is gone, just add more to the tall container, and keep going with the colored vinegar. The kids had so much fun mixing different colors to see what they would get (yes, you can teach art and science at the same time!), that we ended up erupting volcanoes until we had used up the entire gallon of vinegar!
Even though this was Messy Backyard Fun Day, the mess really wasn't bad at all. Some paper towels and baby wipes helped with the first round of volcanoes, but the rest of the mess stayed in the grass. We ended up keeping the Goop in an airtight container and the bowl washed clean very easily. A quick wipe of the tablecloth, and we were good to go. Clean up really was a snap.
I hope you and your kids have some messy fun this week! Stay tuned for one final Messy Backyard Fun Day adventure with homemade Slime and Fluffy Dough. As always, thanks for reading.