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to say that the physical properties of gloop are lost on toddlers and babies

(21 Posts)
hollyhunter Thu 30-Jan-14 14:37:09

I mean... its amazing... its a non-newtonian liquid which means that it doesnt behave like other liquids.

for instance if you push it it becomes solid and then as soon as the pressure is released it returns fluid

when you dribble it the stalectights are solid but when they land they turn to liquid

now as you can see im a big fan and can spend a good couple of hours with a tray of gloop.

But kids enjoy it, but dont get the amazement of it becuase they dont understand how all fluids behave????

I think toddlers appreciate it more on a "ooh, squidgy" level grin

Panzee Thu 30-Jan-14 14:41:13

Professor Frink, is that you?

FanFuckingTastic Thu 30-Jan-14 14:43:23

They never make adult sized trays of gloop, do they? Maybe I want to appreciate gloop too. I shall put it on my bucket list.

Panzee Thu 30-Jan-14 15:20:49

It's only cornflour and water. I don't like the texture, it's too squeaky for me.

I love the stuff. We used to make bags of the stuff and take it to school.

Offler Thu 30-Jan-14 15:41:36

They can't possibly enjoy it on as many levels as you OP wink

hollyhunter Thu 30-Jan-14 16:01:17

blush

hollyhunter Thu 30-Jan-14 16:18:29

yipee extremely intelligent, though somewhat mad and socially inept. yes that sums me up quite well

HumphreyCobbler Thu 30-Jan-14 16:20:25

You are not wrong op

It is like magic. A very young child sees no reason why a rabbit SHOULDN'T pop out of a hat grin

madmomma Thu 30-Jan-14 17:20:42

How do you make it? is it something I need in my life?

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 30-Jan-14 17:26:09

Either way I would be very interested to know why I have a bath tub full of cornflower, anything to do with you op?

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 30-Jan-14 17:26:52

Madmomma corn flour and water

madmomma Thu 30-Jan-14 17:28:55

Thanks. I wonder if I dare make some for my toddlers. Will I end chipping it off my walls?

RoseRedder Thu 30-Jan-14 17:29:51

is gloop like slime?

hollyhunter Thu 30-Jan-14 17:32:54

well thats the beauty of it, when it dries it turns back into powder and you just hoover it up.

I like making it plain, then adding some yellow foodcolouring

after a while drip in some blue colouring and it patchily goes green.

However if you add enough water, and leave it to settle, you can pour off the colour and start again.

I love it, id play with it every day

Use warm water in this weather, or add icecubes that have different food colours in there and watch them melt!

[too much time on my hands]

hollyhunter Thu 30-Jan-14 17:34:06

the other thing is..... let the kids make it. little jugs of water with bowls of cornflower and a big spoon. the cornflower is very soft when its dry

madmomma Thu 30-Jan-14 17:34:17

Oh how cool! I'm definitely making some tomorrow. Thanks!

hollyhunter Thu 30-Jan-14 17:34:52

also you get different effects with different amounts of water

[going to go and make tea]

madmomma Thu 30-Jan-14 19:58:34

God they're going to love it!

Theas18 Thu 30-Jan-14 20:11:10

Absolutely agree. Such fun and wasted on small people but so much better than play dough when it gets everywhere (ok except in the cracked concrete doorstep- the youngest is 14 and I'm sure I can see white still!)

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