Messy play

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It’s an awful rainy day today so I decided its a perfect day to get the cornflour goo out for a bit of messy play, and a discussion about liquids / solids etc while we’re at it 🙂

I used to do this a lot when Amelia was youg, haven’t done it for months though. She loves it – I basically just let her do what she wants – she made spaghetti cakes, pasta in ice cubes ‘for baby food’ a witches potion, all sorts. We talked about textures – squid grey, soft, hard, gooey etc.

We have basically had loads of fun with stuff we already had in the house 🙂

If you want to do this too, buy some cornflour, just add with water – we put food colouring in too, and just mix until its the right texture – hard, but goes soft when stirred / touched.
Then just get out whatever else you have to play with – pots, pans, spoons, whatever.
I like to add uncooked pasta and half cooked cold spaghetti too just to add to the textures etc. but it’s basically up to you, go with what your child likes.

Xxx

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