Easy Goop Recipe That’s Safe for Kids

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!

Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goo recipe. Moms love that it's completely safe for even the youngest toddlers! From EatingRichly.com

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.

Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goo recipe. Moms love that it's completely safe for even the youngest toddlers! From EatingRichly.com

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.

Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goo recipe. Moms love that it's completely safe for even the youngest toddlers! From EatingRichly.com

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…

Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goo recipe. Moms love that it's completely safe for even the youngest toddlers! From EatingRichly.com

…but you can also punch it or squeeze it quickly and it becomes very hard and solid.

Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goo recipe. Moms love that it's completely safe for even the youngest toddlers! From EatingRichly.com

Larkin knew as soon as we mixed the goop up that she wanted to play with it.

Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goo recipe. Moms love that it's completely safe for even the youngest toddlers! From EatingRichly.com

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.

Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goo recipe. Moms love that it's completely safe for even the youngest toddlers! From EatingRichly.com

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!

Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goo recipe. Moms love that it's completely safe for even the youngest toddlers! From EatingRichly.com

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.

rainbow rice sensory bin
If you are looking for a sensory experience that’s not quite so messy, try our rainbow rice sensory bin!

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EASY GOOP RECIPE

5 from 2 votes
Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goo recipe. Moms love that it's completely safe for even the youngest toddlers! From EatingRichly.com
Easy Goop Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

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

Author: Diana Johnson
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups corn starch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Kool-Aid mix packet color of your choice
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.

  2. Use a fork to slowly and carefully mix the ingredients together until completely combined.

  3. Have fun, and prepare for mess!

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Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goo recipe. Moms love that it's completely safe for even the youngest toddlers! From EatingRichly.comKids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goo recipe. Moms love that it's completely safe for even the youngest toddlers! From EatingRichly.com


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