Free Kids Activity! Make Home made ooey gooey crafts with things around your house!

Well we are coming up on that time of the year again! Stuck inside and nothing to do! The kids just keep yelling “I’m bored MOM!” It cost so much to go anywhere with the price of gas. So what can we do??? Well I tell you from experience that kids absolutely love to make a mess! The ooey-gooeyer (is that a word?) the better!! The stickier it is, the bigger the smile is on their faces! Well here are a few ideas that you can make with things you will find around your own house and the kids will have something different to do. As a matter of fact take a break yourself and get to making some messes!!! 🙂




1 cup flour

1 cup water

1/2 cup salt

1 TBS oil

1 TBS cream of tartar 

Food Coloring


Heat all ingredients in a saucepan on low to medium heat. Stir continuously. Once dough is at the consistency you want, remove from heat. Cool before using. (High salt content so please keep playdough away from pets)

 Remember to keep young children away from the stove

Home Made Finger Paint

Not messy enough for you!! Well kids also love to paint!! Have you ever bought finger paints! They are not cheap! Kids just love playing with them though, and it’s no wonder why. Do you remember doing it? Well sit down with them and check it out! It’s very relaxing and the cool of the paint on your hands is great!

Making your own finger paint takes three inexpensive ingredients: cornstarch, walter, and food coloring. Be sure to keep little helpers far away from the stove, and to make sure that the paint is completely cool before allowing kids to start their masterpieces! Remember to sit down and try out finger painting for yourself!

1) Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan.         Meanwhile, dissolve 1 cup of cornstarch with         a small amount of water.

2) Once the water in a the saucepan reaches a          boil, remove it from the heat, and add the                                                       cornstarch mixture.

3) Place the saucepan back over the heat until the mixture is thick and clear. Stir occasionally.

4) Divide the mixture into separate containers. Once it cools, add different food coloring or eco friendly dye to each container for a variety of colors.  


Let’s make some GOOP!!!

Now here is a really ooey gooey mess! Goop! But it feels great and is loads of fun! It costs less than two bucks and takes 5 minutes to make. It’s slick, snotty, and slimy and the kids will think you are the best parent ever for making them this gloopy gloppy mess! 😉


1/4 Cup of Cornstarch

4. oz White Glue

1/2 teaspoon Borax

1/4 cup warm water

Liquid Food Coloring

2 Mixing Bowls

Large Spoon

Your Camera

Before you begin, instruct the kids that although this is a homemade recipe, it is for fun and play, NOT TO EAT! Get your kids involved with the making of this craft, it is easy and fun! 🙂

1) Get out one mixing bowl 

 2) Pour the cornstarch into the bowl. Have the kids sift with their fingers!

3) Measure and pour the glue into the bowl.

4) Mix water food coloring and Borax in a separate bowl. Mix until                     dissolved.

5) Pour the two mixtures together. Stir for 3 minutes, even after you see         the home made goop forming. This is to make sure it’s mixed all the           way through. Let the kids help with this fun and easy part! 

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