The kids are going to love this!!! Homemade Rubbery Goop is perfect for sensory play opportunities as it is safe and non-toxic using basic ingredients found in your pantry.
Rubbery Goop looks and feels like basic play dough but it is textured differently. It is smooth, soft and slightly stretchy. Moulding it in the hands is very addictive as the texture is delightful. It is so much fun to play with, you can pull the goop apart and roll it back together to form a smooth ball. You can squeeze it and it will squish through your fingers
How to make Rubbery Goop?
Rubbery Goop can be stretched and pulled apart into smaller pieces (not dry or crumbly) and it all rolls back up into a smooth soft ball.
2 cups bi-carbonate soda (baking soda)
1 ½ cups water
1 cup of cornflour (corn starch)
Food colouring (optional)
- Combined all ingredients into a saucepan.
- Mix the ingredients together using a whisk to remove lumps.
- Heat on stove stirring with a wooden spoon.
- Bring the mixture to the boil continuously stirring.
- Small lumps will begin to appear, continue to stir until a thick mixture has formed.
- Turn out onto the bench. Be careful the Rubbery Goop will be very hot!
- Knead together to form a smooth ball of Rubbery Goop.
- Store in a plastic zip-lock bag or air tight container.
There are no preservatives in this recipe and depending on how many children play with the Rubbery Goop, it can last up to two weeks.
Rubbery Goop can be played with much like play dough. It is soft, stretchy and easy to mould and shape.
- Play with Rubbery Goop much like play dough using rolling pins, play scissors and cookie cutters.
- Add gemstones, bottle tops, shells, toy cars, dinosaurs or any other nick knacks from around the house.
- Use descriptive language to describe the experience, how does the Rubbery Goop feel? It feels soft, smooth and stretchy.
- Creativity and imagination
- Fine Motor Development
- Hand-Eye Coordination
- Sensory- Development of the sense of touch. Feeling and manipulating objects.
- Oral language development- using descriptive language.
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