But today has been raining off and on and it's been pretty chilly, so no outdoor time for us :( After I got both kids to have some quiet time in their rooms as I talked about here (and it's still working wonders by the way!), I knew I'd have to find something to keep the kids busy. What better, than to have them experience something new!
So I made goop.
Goop is this cornstarch based slime, except it does not feel slimy and your hands are super easy to wash when you are done. I had seen lots of recipes for it before, but never made it. Turns out it's really neat, and addictive to play with.
- 1 3/4 cups cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cup water
- Food coloring (optional)
Mix and play!
How easy is that? When you move it around fast enough, it stays hard. You can almost roll it around in your hands like play dough. But within seconds of stopping, it turns to liquid.
Tip: If like us, you want to continue playing with it throughout the day and it gets too dry, just add water, a tablespoon at a time and mix slowly in between. That way, you can literally make this last all day.
They were completely fascinated by it!
This picture of my son cracks me up! I just had to share :) Within a couple minutes though, he had both hands in it again, and was having a good 'ol time.
And there they were, snuggling together under a blanket, making each other feel safe. Such a cute moment! But I am really hoping for some more sunshine tomorrow though. If not, we'll just have to try another rainy day activity!
I hope you had a good Monday!?