Here at Tidy Tot Towers we absolutely LOVE Messy Play and what could be gloopier, messier and more fun than squidgy, runny and gungy cornflour?
Download our recipe and ‘how to’ guide here
You need just 2 ingredients to make this marvellous gloop:
- 2 cups of corn flour
- 1 cup of water
Yes – that’s it, nice and simple!
Top tip: If you’d like to colour your gloop, you can add a few drops of food colouring too.
Just mix the cornflour and water (and food colouring if used) in a bowl until it forms a gloopy mixture.
Then let your baby play! It’s so quick and simple, and is a great sensory play activity which stimulates your baby’s sense of touch. They will love how gooey and gloopy it feels as it oozes through their hands and drips from their fingers, and they will delight in smearing it everywhere – including up their arms and on their face!
Top tip: If you have a Tidy Tot Tray , pour the mixture directly onto the tray and let them enjoy messy, gloopy play without worrying about how you’re going to clean up the mess!
More sensory play ideas…
Give them some washable toys to play with such as farm animals or dinosaurs to create another fun activity for them to enjoy.
Just a simple bowl and a few kitchen utensils will keep them entertained for a while as they stir and spread the goop!
If you want to make enough cornflour for your baby to sit in or even to roll around in you can just increase the ingredients. A large plastic tray, sandpit or perhaps a paddling pool would all make excellent containers for them to play in.
If the mess feels a little too much, just let them play with dry flour – the Bib & Tray Kit is an ideal way of stopping it all drifting onto the floor and they will still enjoy the sensation of the tiny grains and making shapes and lines with their fingers.
Here’s @kai_and_ezra_too enjoying his flour play and keeping the mess at bay with the Bib & Tray Kit.…what a cutie!
If you and your little one enjoyed the activities in this blog post, you’d love the Sensory Mess Box from our friends at Mess Around. It’s a subscription-based activity box for hours of family fun delivered straight to your door. Click here to register your details.