Possibly the best toddler art group ever was hosted by Iver (above) and her mom earlier this month.
They made goop which feels solid to the touch, but will pour through your fingers.
Here’s the Goop Recipe for Kids:
MIX: 2 cups cornstarch with 1 cup water
Yes, it’s really that easy!
The goop is lots of fun to explore (for both kids and adults)!
The kids added food coloring…
…and mixed and played…
…with hands and tools.
Here it was dribbled to create a goop drawing on the driveway.
This was a great outdoor activity combined with chalk drawing and water play. The toddlers and a five-year-old sibling tag-along had so much fun—it was easily the best toddler art group in a long time!
Feelie Goop is one of the activities from MaryAnn Kohl’s First Art: Art Experiences for Toddlers and Twos. It’s also actually the very first one I tried from the book with a one-year-old Maia and a neighbor’s toddler, so it brings back good memories and simultaneously reminds me of how far we’ve come (and all the art we’ve done over the years!).
The goop recipe for kids is also one of the easiest art + science experiment recipes out there and uses materials we always have on hand (cornstarch and food coloring) so is easy and quick to do anytime.
Looking for more artful science experiments? Here’s a collection of more than 11 great kids science experiments!
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