How to Make Silly Goo {Kids Activity Recipe}

Sunday, May 22, 2011 Posted by Aleksandra Nearing

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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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  1. Annie1 said...

    The look on your beautiful daughter's face has totally lifted my spirits!

    Lovely post, thanks!

  2. blueviolet said...

    That is seriously way cool!

  3. Lisa said...

    That looks like a lot of fun!