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how do you make goo and play-doh?

I want to make it for my son's preschool class and give it to them at there Christmas party. I have containers to put it in, just need the directions on how to make them.

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Tired-Mom

Asked by Tired-Mom at 4:12 PM on Dec. 10, 2008 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • PLAYDOH

    1 c. flour
    1 c. boiling water
    2 tbsp. cream of tartar
    1/2 c. salt
    1 tbsp. oil
    Food coloring

    Mix and knead together. This playdoh is not sticky and does not dry out
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 4:14 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • not sure if this is the goo you mean but you can mix equal parts liquid starch and elmers glue add a bit of food coloring for color- it comes out like silly putty. but at first it's all stringy just let it sit for a bit and it will "gell" together. I lost my playdoh recipe but there's one you cook and one you don't maybe google it?
    goaliemom93

    Answer by goaliemom93 at 4:15 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • A really good goo is to mix corn startch with water.

    You will need:

    Corn starch
    Water
    Shallow tub or bowl
    Pour a small box of corn starch into the tub. Mix in small amounts of water. Then get your hands into the mess to get the full effect of this weird texture. The cornstarch and water mixture will harden in your hands when you squeeze it, but when you open your hands, it melts like goo.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:21 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • Another goo recipee is equal parts clear glue to liquid laundry starch and a few drops of tempra paint. If it is too sticky add more starch if it is too runny add more glue. The liquid starch is blue in color so the color you pick for the paint will mix with the blue a little, keep that in mind when deciding which color to use. You can put it in ziplock bags. The goo is a polymer, so you can introduce that science term to the kids in addition to giving them some goo to play with! (You can usually find the ingredients at walmart or super walmart.)
    AprilD32

    Answer by AprilD32 at 11:47 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • Just a suggestion when making the playdoh with the flour, cream of tarter, etc. Mix your food coloring in the water and then add the dry ingredients to the colored water. If you add the food coloring later, the dough is streaked with color and does not mix well.
    LovetoTeach247

    Answer by LovetoTeach247 at 4:51 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Flubber is a big hit at our house
    3/4 c warm water
    1c elmer glue
    couple drops food coloring
    mix

    then in seperate container mix
    2tsp Borax
    1/2 c warm water.

    Pour mix 1 into mix 2 and viloa flubber

    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 11:33 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • um yeah viola! sorry
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 11:34 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • the other parents are going to hate you! You better mark it anonymous, or you'll be voted out of the P.T.A. for sure! (kidding of coarse! good luck!)
    bestmommyeber

    Answer by bestmommyeber at 12:26 AM on Dec. 12, 2008

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