A classic summer favourite! Materials Bin (We usually use a shallow, under your bed storage type, but a small one as shown in the photos works too!) Corn starch Water Food colouring (To avoid dying your hands, you could also use washable watercolour paint) Measuring cup(s) Spoon Optional: Glitter, small toys, containers, play cooking materials etc. We recommend that you wear a smock for this activity! Directions We suggest doing this activity outside or in a space that you don’t mind getting dirty. Don your smock. Place your cornstarch into your bin. The ratio is generally 2 portions of cornstarch to 1 portion of water. (For our small batch we used 2 cups of cornstarch and 1 cup of water.) Add your water and stir. This is a great time to learn about basic measurement. Add your food colouring until you have reached your desired colour. You could add it to your water, however, our children enjoy the dispersal of the colour adding it at the end. Add glitter if you like, stirring it in. The kids wanted a shimmery water scene. Enjoy exploring- what happens when you squeeze the goop and then release it in your hands? What happens when you try to move or push it? Purpose Sensory play Learning basic meansurement Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft table cloth to protect your clothing and surfaces. Or simply enjoy this outside! Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.