* HOMEMADE SILLY PUTTY

2 cups white school glue
1 cup liquid starch

Mix together and set aside until dry. Store in an airtight container.

* GOOEY GOOP

1/2 cup water
2 cups cornstarch
Food coloring

In a large bowl, mix together water and cornstarch until smooth. Add food coloring and stir.


Play with goop on a plastic-covered surface or on a newspaper.

* SILLY PLAY GOOP

2 cups cornflour
2 cups warm water
3 cups flour

In a mixing bowl, add two cups of cornflour and 1 cup of water. Mix until it becomes liquid. Pour the liquid in a saucepan on low heat and add the three cups flour. Mix while gradually adding water.

Turn off the stove and put the dough on the table for kids to play with. It will stick to your hands but that’s okay. Pour a little flour on the table or on children’s hands. Keep playing with it until it doesn’t stick. You can also store in Ziploc bags.

*Thanks to Fatima from Kuwait for this Silly Play Goop recipe. Fatima says this Goop is great to stretch and model with.

* SILLY SLIME

1 cup room temperature water
1 cup white school glue
Food coloring
1 1/3 cups warm water
4 tablespoons Borax laundry booster

Mix together room temperature water, glue, and food coloring in a medium bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, mix together warm water and Borax until completely dissolved.

Next, slowly pour the glue mix into the second bowl with the Borax solution, but do not mix them together.

Roll the glue mix around in the Borax solution (around 4 or 5 times). Then lift the glue mix out of the Borax solution. Knead for 2-3 minutes.

Store the slime (the glue mix) in an airtight container or plastic ziplock bag. NOTE: Be careful when using Borax around young children. Do not ingest and avoid contact with eyes.

Compliments of Kristy Schadt, MFT, RPT-S  Harmony Counseling Center, Simi Valley, CA  (805) 657-5285

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