Monday, September 9, 2013

Gooey Gunk (aka: Space Goop)

My in-laws bought the girls this fun DVD:

The DVD shows how to make the concoctions step by step.  There is also a booklet with the instructions.

We've only made one so far - Gooey Gunk (which my kids have renamed Space Goop).  It was a big hit.  It's super stretchy too!

It's very easy to make.  Here's what you need:
Solution A Ingredients:
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp liquid tempera paint or 7-10 drops food coloring (See Note below)
- 1 cup (three 4 oz bottles) white glue

Solution B Ingredients:
- 1 1/3 cups warm water

- 4 tsp. Borax laundry booster

How to Concoct It:
1. Mix ingredients for Solution A together in a medium bowl.
2. In a second medium bowl, mix the ingredients for Solution B together until the Borax is completely dissolved.  I used my hands.  The solution was a little bit grainy but mostly dissolved.
3. Slowly pour Solution A into Solution B.  Do not mix!
4. Using your hands, roll Solution A around in Solution B 4 or 5 times.
5.  Lift Solution A out of Solution B and knead for 2-3 minutes.  As you knead it, it will begin to dry.
6. Store Gunk in and airtight container or zip bag.

I used at least 10 drops of McCormick red food coloring and our Gunk turned out pink, which was perfect for my girls.  However, if you need a specific color, you may want to try using Wilton food coloring instead.  I didn't try the paint so I can't say how the color will turn out.

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