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Goo Recipes

Solid or Liquid?

1/2 cup of corn starch3/4 cup of waterMetal bowlWet cloth (for cleanup afterwards) Add both ingredients into metal bowl and GENTLY stir until dissolved. Should look like a white liquidy paste. Go ahead and dig in with your hands, and have fun trying to figure out whether it is liquid or solid! From shannon nolan, […]

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Simple Soap Recipe for Kids

This simple soap comes out like play dough, and allows kids to form their own shapes. These can be great gifts or simply make bath time more fun. What you will need: 3 cups of soap flakes Liquid food coloring Vegetable oil Water A bowl Instructions for the project: Take a large bowl and put […]

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Easy Soap Making for Kids

Making home made soap is a great craft to share with your kids. The materials are affordable and easy to use, and soap making lets your kids, share their creativity, and have fun all at the same time. Here are some great ideas for easy soap making for kids-Easy Homemade Soap Making-This is an easy […]

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Drool

1 tablespoon white out/liquid paper2 tablespoons elmers blue gel glue2 1/2 teaspoons water Mix lightly and carefully ! ( watery be careful!)makes: about a cup and a half! ENJOY! From halley, age 10, poughkeepsie, NY

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Slop

2 cups of flour1/2 cups lint1 cup water Mix all together ! enjoy! From halley, age 10, poughkeepsie, NY

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gOoY GoOp!!

2 cups water 2 cups corn starch3-4 drops of food coloring 1 Lrg. Bowl First add the water into your large bowl.Then add your 2 cups of corn starch…stir continuosly or until all the lumps are gone.Add the 3-4 drops of food coloring if u would like. Now u can play with it as much […]

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Goo

Borax.Elmers glue Mix together required amout for how much you want, equal parts.

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Goo That Like Never Dries Out

1 Cup of Flour1 Cur of salt1 Cup of water Food coloring of your choice!!! Just pour it all together and stir easy as 123 From Devyn, age 11, Florida

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Clay with Glue and Borax

Gluewaterborax Take the bottle of glue and put it in a container.Put water and mix it with the glue.StirPut water into a container with borax and stirPour the water and borax mixture and put it in with the gluestirDone From Keegan, age 15, Bay City,Michigan

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Fizzy Bath Bombs

These delightful bath additions will fizz and fragrance your bath at the same time. What you will need: •1/2 cup of Baking soda or Bicarbonate of Soda •1/2 cup of Citric acid •2 tsp of Almond Oil or Apricot kernel oil •1/2 tbs of Water •5 drops of Food coloring •10-15 drops of Fragrance oil […]

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Slime, Goop, Gak, Flubber and Oobleck

I am writing an column for Surfnetkids.com about homemade polymers, and I realized that the longer I researched, the more names I stumbled upon for the homemade goop. Here’s the list so far: goo, goop, gak, slime, flubber, oobleck. Do you know of any others? Let me know by commenting below.

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Slime

*1 cup corn starch*1 cup water*food coloring Mix ingredients. If it is too soggy add more corn starch. If it it’s too thick add more water.Then add food coloring. From Ryan Nicholas Harper, age 9, Reno,Nevada

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Green Glop

2 cups flour1 1/2 cup water2 tablespoons Elmers School glue4-6 drops Green food colorSome tiny toys if desired Mix flour and water completely. Then add glue. Now add green food color. Now mix tiny toys in for a Gloptastic time! From Emma, age 12, U.S.A

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Stamp Glue

1 packet unflavored gelatin 2 Tbsp. boiling water 2 Tbsp. cold water 1/2 tsp. white corn syrup 1/2 tsp. almond extract Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add cold water. Stir in corn syrup and almond extract. Brush glue onto the back of homemade paper stamps. Allow to dry. To stick stamps to paper, just lick […]

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Homemade Silly Putty

2 tablespoons white Elmer’s Glue-All3-4 drops food coloring (your choice)1 tablespoon liquid starch Mix all ingredients, knead, let sit about 15 minutes, and squeeze our excess moisture. Store in airtight plastic wrap. From Vickie, a reader, San Antonio, Texas

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Ooblick

2 cups of cornstarch1 cup of waterfood coloring(optional)big bowlspoon Pour the water in first. Then pour in the cornstarch.Mix well. Then play with it. From Nicole Arian, age 11, Alameda,California

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