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So I read about Goop, or Non-Newtonian Fluid, over at Our Life in Words.

And I made some for my kids.

And then this happened to my kitchen.

I don’t know why Theresa didn’t warn me.

It’s probably not all her fault. They are my kids, after all. It’s not like it’s my first day here or something.

They deemed it “better than playdoh” and I got almost THREE WHOLE HOURS of mostly uninterrupted time to play on Twitter make a handwriting practice book.

But the absolute best part?

Was when I told them they’d be cleaning it up.

By themselves.

(insert evil laughter)

I love Goop too.

10 Responses to “Goop”

  1. MNKristy Says:

    Oh my goodness…I get hives just looking at that mess. I hope it’s all cleaned up now.
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  2. Connie Weiss Says:

    Real quick…because that pictures is making me sick to my stomach.

    You’re a better mama than me….
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  3. Theresa Says:

    WOW! HOLY COW!!!

    Sorry it was so messy…but glad they had fun!!
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  4. Helena Says:

    I actually snorted with laughter when I saw this pic! How AWESOME!!!! I think there is a DIRECT link between fun had and mess made—judging from your pic, your kids were so happy they could have powered a moon rocket with their joy. YEAH.

    And I wonder how long you held out before you helped them clean…or did they really do it all themselves? Because that would make your kids rock double. 🙂

    I love that you Gooped your house. I think we’ll do the same. Matching decor, you and me!
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  5. Sparklee Says:

    Hee hee hee! Love it!

    There was a glitter incident at our house over the holidays. I don’t want to talk about it. 😉
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  6. Liz C Says:

    We did this recently, too! Gobs of fun, gobs of mess… and our little cottage has *carpet* in the kitchen.

    I was surprised by how fast it cleaned up, though. We had a bit of silty residue for awhile, but otherwise, it was less fuss to clean up than playdoh.

    Though, if we’d had some wet weather, I’d have had gravy under the carpet, I’m sure. 🙂
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  7. Applie Says:

    Love it! I did this with my Physical Science students a few years ago. They had so much fun, they requested to do it again at the end of the year. Then my kids wanted to do it. It is a lot of fun, but corn starch is a huge pain in the butt to clean up.
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  8. Michelle Says:

    See, this is why I won’t cave to the GOOP pressure! Then again, any given day looks like that at my house, but with flour and baking nonsense, because I swear my mixer is evil.
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  9. Cathy Says:

    That is awesome. Especially the cleaning it up themselves part. I’m not sure mine would be so successful cleaning that, but I’m not sure.
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  10. April@M3RH Says:

    I know this well.