sensory activities with goop
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Sensory activities using sudsy goop

You all know how to make oobleck/goop. Just in case you are not aware of this wonderful play compound, goop is a non-Newtonian fluid which acts like a solid when pressure is applied ( holding and playing) and acts as a liquid when left alone. Check out our Rainbow Goop post to see how we made play time more fun. For more sensory activities visit our category page.

That particular day my 2.5 year old toddler was demanding bubbles and oobleck. So that’s what we did. I added a few squirts of body wash and made sudsy water and added that to cornstarch.

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  • Make soapy water with a few squirts of body wash or baby wash
  • Add sudsy water to cornstarch
  • Mix until you get a batter like consistency.
  • Add Food Color or Kool-aid for added color/scent


soap water goop

I added the soapy water and cornstarch and kept mixing them together until I got the right consistency. I even had my toddler do the mixing for  extra fun. Adding sudsy water to cornstarch gave us a different consistency than regular goop.

adding kool aid

We got a pancake like batter and that’s when I stopped mixing. I added yellow food color with the plan of making a lemon goop. To give it more zing I added a whole packet of pink lemonade Kool-Aid and it smelt delicious. Kool-Aid is a drink mix readily available on Amazon. (Refer to links to the materials used at the bottom of the post)