gelatin playdough
and goo

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The last second to last day of school my 7 year old broke his ankle on the trampoline. So, needless to say we will be spending a lot of time indoors this summer. Which might not be too bad since we do live in Arizona and it gets to 120 degrees.

Anyways, my boys asked if we could make slime or play dough to pass some time. After looking through the cupboards I found these ingredients and kind of wondered what would happen if I added the gelatin to the ingredients for goo.. and that’s where this yummy recipe came from. The gelatin makes it smell so good and my kids said it tastes good.

Items needed:

  1. 2 Boxes of Gelatin Dessert
  2. 1/2 cup corn starch
  3. 6 TBSP water

This was super easy and fast to make and ended up in hours of play. So here is what I did. Poured 2 packets of Gelatin into a dish, the kids wanted cherry and lime. Next, added the 1/2 cup of corn starch to it and 6 TBSP of water. Mixed it together with a spoon until it was dough and wha-la we had edible dough. 

When it was ready to play with I did sprinkle a little corn starch on the counter or tray and on the kids hands so it did not stick. 


We decided to make this recipe again a few days later and this time we added more water. At first we added a couple extra TBSP of water to make it more slimy. Then my two year old decided to keep dumping cups of water in it and we ended up with a fun slimy goo. I even caught myself playing with it more than she was. We decided to mix raspberry and lemon flavors together, which in the end made a really delicious smelling goo! This might be one of our favorite things to play with now. It was a great day to take it outside and play with on the patio. 

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2 years ago

I’m going to have to save this one for when my guy is a bit older!

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