When we went to Branson earlier this summer, making Goop at Silver Dollar City was one of the "musts" on our list of things to do. Tylee hated White Water and didn't really like anything but the Merry-Go-Round at SDC - so making it to the Goop Station was pretty important. Thankfully, our trip was successful and Tylee made it home from Branson with a tub of purple Goop. I have to admit, it is some pretty cool stuff. Tylee plays with her Goop a lot. A LOT. Apparently it has been played with a few more times than it was made to withstand...and lately, it hasn't really been "Goop" anymore. So we made some new stuff this weekend. This must be the exact same recipe that Silver Dollar City uses - because it couldn't have turned out any closer to the same stuff.
 Two Cups Glue

Food Coloring

Four tablespoons Borax
Warm water

In one bowl mix in 1 1/2 cups of warm water, glue, and food coloring.
In a separate bowl mix in Borax with 1 1/3 cup of warm water.
Pour the glue mixture into the borax mixture.
Squish together with your hands, then remove "Goop" from water and place in a plastic bag. Let stand 5-10 minutes.

I really don't know how to explain the way this feels but its well worth the glue and box of Borax to find out for yourself. Tylee loves to play with her Littlest Pet Shops and plastic princess' in it. Its also fun to cut with her Tea Party knives and Playdough scissors. Its some pretty neat stuff! Let me know if you try it!

1 comment:

Sunni said...

This sounds like lots of fun. I was just thinking of giving Gage some play doh to try because he's really into textures and squeezing things between his fingers (i.e. food) these days. =)