Making toddler goop

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 · 1 min read
Making toddler goop

Children of all ages love making and playing with goop! Whilst borax is a common ingredient in goop recipes for older children, it can be a concern for some mamas who’s little ones love to put things in their mouth. This is a super fun recipe as your toddler will get to experience different textures. When moving your hands slowly through the goop, it stays liquid, but when squishing between your fingers, it changes to hard and grainy. This goop recipe is also 100% safe, should it end up anywhere it shouldn’t be. Explore the texture and talk about what it feels like with your toddler – sticky, slimy, cold and powdery.

What you’ll need

  • 1.5 cups corn starch
  • 1 cup water
  • A few drops of food colouring


  • 1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl
  • 2. Use a fork to slowly and carefully mix the ingredients together until completely combined
  • 3. Have fun, and prepare for a little extra mess!


  • Fine motor skills
  • Language & expression
  • Creativity

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