Thursday, 23 May 2013

Messy Play - Gloop!

Today has been the 1st day since Sunday, that I have started to feel a better after coming down with mastitis.

We haven't done any really messy play for a little while, so I decided to try something new and give gloop a go!

Gloop is so simple and easy to make; it is made up of one part water to two parts of cornflour, with a dash of food colouring to make it a bit more fun! Gloop has a very strange texture, one minute it can be really runny and and the next solid.


I was unsure of what Ruby would think of gloop as she was not a very big fan of moon sand. When I told her I was making something to go in the tuff tray, she got very excited and collected some things to be used with the gloop. As you can see from the photos she picked everything around baking!


Ruby was initially very weary of the gloop and started off by moving it between bowls and stirring it with a spoon and later a whisk.


After a while I encouraged her to touch it and tell me what it felt like; she replied "Mummy it feels like slime, monster slime, would you like some monster slime for your breakfast?" We then played pretend breakfast and took turns serving one another.

Gloop for Breakfast!

I then pretend to be a monster and took the gloop out of the bowl with my hands and showed Ruby that when I picked it up it was all hard, before eventually turning into liquid and running back into the bowl. Ruby was amazed; gaining in confidence, she had a go too, loving it she started laughing. What followed was lots of and lots of fun.



It wouldn't have been true messy play if Ruby didn't decide that she wanted to stand in the gloop!

Feet in Gloop!


I was a little bit nervous about gloop as I was not sure how much mess there would be, but to be honest there really is not that much; gloop turns solid very quickly when not played with and its easy to pick up. On Ruby's request we have put the gloop into a plastic container so that we can re-use it. I think its easy to say gloop has been a massive success!



18 comments:

  1. Such a strange thing isn't it! Looks like your little girl had fun, it's one I keep meaning to do.

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    1. Yes she loved it in the end, would really recommend it. Xx

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  2. We love gloop! Made some blue and green yesterday, but it did get a lot messier here!

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    1. I would have loved Ruby to get messier but for her first play at gloop I was impressed she actually stood in it. Xx

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  3. Yay I'm so glad you gave gloop a try! My tip for cleaning up: wait for the gloop to really dry out then you can just scrape it up and sweep into the bin!
    xx

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    1. Brilliant, thank you very much. In the end I just picked up the tray and put it outside and gave it a good clean xx

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  4. We haven't tried gloop yet, it's on the list :) Looks like great fun!

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