filter image

Goop Recipe

Goop is a fun sensory play activity that is easy to make with just a few ingredients. Children can have fun and benefit from a playful science lesson while learning.

Written by: Bellbird  



  • 2 cups salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Stir salt and 2/3 cup water in a saucepan over low to medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat
  • Mix corn flour with 1/2 cup water and add to the mix in saucepan. Stir until smooth.
  • Return mixture to low heat and continue to stir until good has thickened, this will happen quickly.


Download a printable activity sheet

Related Articles

  • filter image

    How Water Play Teaches Children the Importance of Conservation

    Whilst recognising that water is a precious resource, when using it to explore and explain its importance to life, children can learn valuable information about how and why it sustains life.
    Read more
  • filter image

    Exploring Change through Scientific Processes

    With just a few ingredients, simple experiments can be conducted with young children that assist in exploring the learning of abstract processes that create temporary and permanent changes.
    Read more