How to Make Silly Goo {Kids Activity Recipe}

I’ve seen several variations of this recipe online and wanted to try it with Lily.  We made half of a batch and it was the perfect amount!  Make sure your child does not attempt to eat the goo – it is not safe for consumption.  Also, keep your work space protected as the food coloring can stain.  If you aren’t sure where to find Borax, it is a laundry product commonly sold as “20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Booster” with the laundry products in grocery stores.  I found some at SuperTarget and am going to try it in my laundry, too!

1/4 cup glue
food coloring if desired

Note: if your goo is too watery, add more glue.  If too thick, add a sprinkle of Borax and a bit of water.

Step 1
In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup of glue and 1/4 cup of water.  Add a few drops of food coloring to tint the mixture to the desired shade.

Step 2
In the second small mixing bowl, combine 1 teaspoon of Borax and and 1/4 cup of water. Mix thoroughly.

Step 3
Pour the Borax mixture into the glue mixture. It will be very thick.  Knead slightly as the mixture starts to come together.

Step 4
Play with your goo!  I’m not sure who had more fun, Lily or her daddy!  Even I got into the goo for a while.

We stored the goo in a Glad container with as little air as possible.  It has held up well since yesterday and we experimented with making goo jewelry today.  Happy playing!


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