Make gobbledy-GOOP

Make Goop with your kids using glue and Borax! Fun craft project!

Here’s a recipe for summer fun.

I don’t really know what it is or why kids like “goop” — but they do.

It’s strange. Like them.

A match made in heaven, I guess.


 First: assemble ingredients, utensils and rowdy children.


Be sure to specify each child’s job … specifically … to avoid arguments later.

Note: it is wise to allow older children to handle the food coloring. Trust me, I know!


It took three bottles of glue to make a cup.

Luckily, we had some 50-cent bottles from the bargain bin.


  • Pour 3/4 cup water into large mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 cup glue to water. Stir.
  • Add food coloring of your choice until mixture reaches desired color. Stir.


In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup water and 1 Tablespoon Borax powder. Stir well.


Add Borax mixture to large mixing bowl and stir.


  • Goop will immediately begin to form.
  • Remove clump from bowl and store in zipper-locking plastic bag.
  • There will be liquid left in the mixing bowl.
  • Mix another 1/4 cup water with 1 Tablespoon Borax.
  • Stir into remaining liquid for batch No. 2.


Be sure to set some ground rules before turning goop over to kids.

WARNING: It makes a mess in the carpet and it really slimes mirrors and windows!

Happy goop-slinging!


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1 Comment

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    Jane June 1, 2010 (7:38 pm)

    I love the faces in the last pic!! hee hee!