Messy play

5 Apr

I haven’t written much lately about what we’ve been up to and since a lot of it has been making a mess of one kind or another, I thought I put it all in one post.

The first adventure we got up to was playing with ‘gloop’. This is just cornflour mixed with water and creates a bizarre and wonderful sensory experience. We had three bowls on the go and added a little bit of food colouring to make each one different. We both had such fun playing with it that I decided to keep it for the next day. It was actually a few days later that we went back to it, by which time it had completely dried out and was solid in the bowl. But strangely enough my daughter almost had more fun with it like this. She loved chipping away at it and crumbling it up.


We also tried muffin tin printing which I have seen on pinterest. Initially this didn’t seem to be going well as the paint didn’t go on very well to my non stick pan. But my daughter (who obviously didn’t know or care about how it was ‘meant to turn out) had great fun swirling the paint round with a cottonbud. The finished prints were also rather good.

Our next very messy activity was spray and splatter painting to create an Easter egg garland. Due to the lovely sunny weather last week we were able to do this outside. This was a good job due to the mess we made. I put very watered down paint into an old spray bottle and showed The Limpet how to use it. It took her a few goes but she eventually mastered it. We also used toothbrushes to splatter more colours on.


When we had finished we left them out in the sunshine to dry. I then sewed through them and they are now strung up in the dining room ready for our big Easter birthday party for The Gannett.


5 Responses to “Messy play”

  1. Angelic Strawberry Blog April 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Yes! Corn flour, water and food colorings (writes down) Easter Monday is going to be Gloop day for my daughter mwahaha! Thanks for the great idea 🙂

    • entertainingmonsters April 7, 2012 at 8:36 am #

      Hope she has fun. I have to admit, I think I have as much fun playing with it as my daughter does!

  2. Kerry April 7, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    What lucky girls to have a mom who does such wonderful activities with them!!

  3. Kerry April 7, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    What lucky kids to have a mom who will do such great activities with them!!

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