Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goop recipe. Moms love that it’s completely safe for even the youngest toddlers!
FOOD SAFE EASY GOOP RECIPE
There’s been concern from a lot of moms lately about the safety of slime recipes made with Borax. While making and playing with Borax slime should be perfectly safe, as long as your kids aren’t eating it, some moms are looking for Borax free slime recipes. Especially for kids who tend to put everything in their mouths.
The good news, is that this easy goop recipe is just corn starch and water, totally food safe. While it’s not the same texture as the Borax slime, it’s a satisfying and fun sensory experience. If you want to add some color, you can use food coloring if you want, but we just sprinkled in a bit of unsweetened Kool-Aid powder.
EASY GOO RECIPE TIPS
Our son Corban was a bit skeptical of the goo at first. He did not think this bowl of pink stuff could be any fun.
But once he started playing with it he was amazed! We set up some guidelines (keep it in the bowl, keep hands over the bowl, call us when you’re done), and then let him play on his own.
We also showed him how you can move your hands very slowly and have it be thick viscous liquid…
…but you can also punch it or squeeze it quickly and it becomes very hard and solid.
Larkin knew as soon as we mixed the goop up that she wanted to play with it.
She had SO much fun exploring its texture, and eventually wiped it ALL over her body! We anticipated this and had her in just a pull-up.
This activity can definitely get messy, but we have a few tips for keeping it under control. We use a folding kids’ table that cleans up really easily (we got ours at Costco). We also set it up in the kitchen where the floor is super easy to clean if a mess ensues.
When we mix the ingredients, I get it started and incorporate most of the cornstarch into the water before having them help me stir. Otherwise, cornstarch flies everywhere!
Finally, we keep some paper towels handy to wrap their hands in once they’re done playing. Then they walk over to the kitchen sink to get fully cleaned up.
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EASY GOOP RECIPE
Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goop recipe. Moms love that it's completely safe for even the youngest toddlers! Used with permission from Genius Kitchen
- 1.5 cups corn starch
- 1 cup water
- 1 Kool-Aid mix packet color of your choice
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.
Use a fork to slowly and carefully mix the ingredients together until completely combined.
Have fun, and prepare for mess!
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