this recipe from FamilyFun.com and knew I had to try this with my boys. Although I don't mind getting messy with my kids, a "clean" activity is always welcomed.
What you need:
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 cups cold water
- food coloring
- 2 gallon ziploc bags (this recipe is enough to make 2 bags)
- duct tape
Place all the cornstarch, sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously. You will notice it start to thicken after 5-7 minutes. It goes from being watery to a gooey consistency. Take the saucepan off the heat and continue to stir for another minute or two. Let it cool off for 30-60 minutes.
Then scoop out half and place it in a bowl and do the same with the other half in another bowl. Add food coloring to one bowl and a different color to the other and mix it in.
I decided to use blue and yellow so when they mixed it would make green! It's Hudson's favorite color.
The texture of this stuff is a little more fun than the similar "paint in a bag". Hudson loved squishing it and turning it green. Parker, who doesn't really like getting dirty, liked poking and hitting it. Cool thing, it can last up to a week!