Gooey Color Paint Exploring

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With a little one that currently likes to explore EVERYTHING I decided to make her a little ziplock bag with some color flour paint to squish.

I took one of the squares out of the foam mat and taped the ziplock bag down. This was much fun for poking, so much so, my 4 year old come over to have a poke too. This resulted in him removing the tape to go amuse himself with elsewhere.

Gooey Color Paint Exploring

Once my 10 month old got tired of poking the bag we headed outside where I had the plastic sheet set out. It was a nice warm day and so I took all her clothing off and emptied the gooey paint out for her to really enjoy! She slapped at it, smeared it around and on herself. A very happy exploration was had! 

She then got into the little splash pool we have to get any paint off and have some more fun in the water. The hose was handy while she took her nap to remove the paint from my plastic sheet.

To make some color goo paint use 1 cup Flour, 1/2 cup water and food coloring. Add a bit of dry / wet to get your desired texture.  Have fun!

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Exploring: Color Ice Play

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Summer is here! We got the little kiddie pool out last week for the kids to splash in. This of course presented me with the opportunity to do something I have been wanting to try for awhile.

I got my silicone muffin trays out filled them half full with water and added a few drops of food coloring to each then put them in the freezer for the night.

The very next day the kids explored the color ice in the empty splash pool. They pushed it around, poked it, tried to pick it up, smeared each other and then inspected the color on each others.

Color Ice Play

I know what your thinking. Did that stain? NO! Once the initial exploration was done and the ice started melting we filled the pool with some water (they enjoyed watching the ice melt totally) and when the kids got out 10+ mins later there was not a hint of the food coloring anywhere!

All in all a VERY successful exploration! We are doing this again this next week!

Would you make color ice? What would you do with it?

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