How To Make Gloop.
And how to get rid of it afterwards!
What Is Gloop Made Of?
Gloop is made when you mix corn flour / cornstarch with water. You can even colour the gloop by adding food colouring to the water before you combine it with the corn flour.
Is Gloop Safe For Babies?
Gloop is taste-safe so is safe for taste testers to explore although it wont taste very nice! The texture is quite complex, crumbles when you are rough and is runny when you are gentle, so it is probably better suited from babies 11 months+.
How Long Does Gloop Last For?
I have only ever once gloop once before getting rid of it, although some people do pop it in the fridge for another time. Gloop maintains it’s consistency for at least half an hour if it’s being played with (a little longer if it’s sitting in the tray waiting). If it does start to become a little dry all you need to do is add some more water.
On the day
How To Make Gloop.
- 250g or 2 1/2 Cups of Corn Flour / Cornstarch
- 250ml or 1 Cup of Water
- Food colouring (optional)
- Fill a jug with 250ml of water and add a few drops of food colouring if you want to colour the gloop. If you want white gloop there is no need to add food colouring.
- Mix the food colouring and water to combine.
- Tip the corn flour into a bowl and slowly pour in the water, stopping the mix it occasionally.
As the mixture gets thicker it can become thicky to mix with a spoon so it may be worth using your hand to combine the mixture.
What Is The Best Way To Clean Up Gloop?
Cleaning The Child.
Remove any clothes that are dirty from the gloop and wipe your child down with a damp flannel. Rinse their clothes under running water before popping them in the wash basket to be washed.
Cleaning A Small Tray.
Place the tray into the sink and run the tap to make the gloop runnier then pour it down the drain. keep the tap running for a little while after to ensure you don’t block the sink. Alternatively scrape the gloop into the bin before washing the tray in the sink.
Cleaning A Large Tray
Scoop the worst of the gloop into a bowl that can be placed into the sink, and make make the gloop runnier by adding more water. Once it is runny tip it down the drain, keep the tap running for a few moments afterwards. Alternatively scrape the gloop into the bin before washing the tray in the sink.
Then wipe the tray down with an anti-bacterial wipe until it’s clean.
Cleaning The Surrounding Area.
If the gloop is dry, sweep the loose bits up with a dustpan and brush, then wipe over the area with a damp cloth to pick up any excess bits up.
If the gloop is wet, scoop what you can back into the tray, then use a damp cloth or mop to clean the rest.