Christmas Gloop

Can you believe that I have never made gloop for Pebble? Gloop is one of those early childhood staples – a gorgeously gooey sensory play experience that is easy to make and easy to clean up. What better way to introduce Pebble to this gunky gunge than with a little bit of Christmas thrown in?

To make the gloop: mix 2 parts cornflour to 1 part cold water and your choice of food colouring. I used 2 cups of corn flour and 1 cup of water with red colouring, trying for a Christmas look. It wasn’t as dark as I would have liked, I might add a bit more next time.

I asked Pebble to close her eyes while I tipped the gloop into her water table along with some plastic and foam Christmas decorations. Note: Don’t use any Christmas decorations that might shatter or have sharp bits that fall off!

Then I said, “Open your eyes!” and the fun began.

Pebble is quite a reluctant mess maker. She often wants to wash her hands as soon as they get dirty, and today was no different. I had a bucket and towel ready, and as soon as she needed to, she was able to wash. The good thing is that the more that we play with mess, the more Pebble relaxes with it.

 Have you had some messy play today? 

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16 Replies to “Christmas Gloop”

  1. Gloop is the best, isn’t it? I haven’t made gloop for R since he was about 2 yrs old. I totally forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder. I think I know what we’ll be doing tomorrow! Red food colouring never seems to make things red does it? I always get pink or salmon.
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