You are here: Home » Blog » Moms and babes blog » Messy Play With Gloop!

Messy Play With Gloop!

Dear Charlotte!

Thank you for playing and getting so messy with me! I had a blast playing with the green gloop with you! Your Mom is so cool to let you run wild, get messy and explore to your hearts content.

Charlotte - Messy Play!

Gloop recipe


2 cups of corn flour 1 cup cold water

Pour the corn flour into a bowl, add the cold water slowly, stirring constantly and stop when the water is barely absorbed by the cornflour.

Gloop is easy to clean and wonderful fun, particularly outdoors.


Gloop will brush off clothing as a dry powder.


  • Is it solid or is it liquid?
  • Pour it on to a table top.
  • Can you pile it up to make a castle?
  • Can you write your name in it before the writing disappears?
  • Divide the gloop in half and add different food colouring to each half.
  • Watch what happens when the two mixtures meet!

This is a cheap and fun way to entertain children and the adults will have fun too! Although it appears to make a mess, any splashes will sweep up if left to dry.

CAUTION: do not dispose of this mixture down the sink unless you are prepared to unblock the ‘u’ bend! Just throw it in the dustbin.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Heads up! You are attempting to upload an invalid image. If saved, this image will not display with your comment.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

For more information about COVID-19 please visit: COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal