My good friend Megan from Coffee Cups & Crayons is sharing a guest post today. She is sharing a fun way to play with science – something she does a lot of! Be sure to head over to her site for fun and useful ideas for modern parents. And print out her super cute – and free – 100 (easy!) acts of kindness for kids!
I’m so excited to be guest posting for Carolyn today. We share a love of simple play ideas so I am going to share a delicious smelling play recipe my kids loved this summer–Grape Goop!
It’s basically a fancy version of the non-newtonian fluid, oobleck. Ours is just purple and smells like grapes!
Grape Goop Play Recipe
- 1 box of grape Jell-O
- 2 cups of cornstarch
- 1 cup of water
Mix the Jell-O and cornstarch together in a bowl and then slowly add the water. The mixture will have the properties of both a liqud and solid which make it so much fun to play with.
Plus, it smells amazingly good!
When pressure is applied to the goop it becomes a solid. When the pressure is taken away it turns back into a liquid. This is a great hands-on way for kids to explore different properties of matter–even if they don’t know what that means yet!
This is such an easy and fun way to let kids explore sensory materials!
Try it today!