Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gooey Geyser Goo

blog 167 Do you have a Dora fan in your house?  If you do, you might recognize the reference to the gooey geyser in the title.  This is a must make for any house that loves Dora, or just plain out any house that has kids.  I added neon pink food coloring to make it look like the goo from the gooey geyser.  My son was so excited when I told him we were making goo from the gooey geyser.  His eyes lit up and insisted we do it right then.  I was thinking about an hour later, but I opened my big mouth so we made it then.
Shelley from Shelley's Swag sent me the recipe for it, knowing my son would love it.  She was right.  We had a great time making it together and even more fun playing with it.  I have to admit, I have never bought him any slime or goop from the store, so this was his first experience with this kind of thing.  He enjoyed it so much.  A big thanks goes to Shelley for sharing this recipe with me and you.  She uses this homemade flubber (this is what she calls it) with her youngest.  It is a great sensory tool for younger kids.  Here is the recipe:
1 cup of white school glue
1 cup of warm water
2 teaspoons of Borax powdered soap
2/3 cup of hot water
food coloring of your choice
Put the food coloring in the cup of WARM water.  Mix the glue and colored warm water in a bowl.  In another small bowl or measuring cup, mix the hot water and Borax until Borax is dissolved.  Add the Borax mixture to the glue mixture.  Stir for a little while, then knead.  It will look really funny and oh so wrong at first, but it will soon combine correctly and you can't mistake the finished product.

It really feels and looks like flubber.  We call it Gooey Geyser Goo to reference Dora and also to work on our "G" sounds.  We have annunciation difficulties and this helps a lot.  You can't help but say Gooey Geyser Goo when you are playing with it.  Store in an airtight container or zipper bag.

We also made a little science lesson out of this as well.  We talked about dissolving as the Borax dissolved into the hot water.  I also started to introduce the concept of chemical reactions, yes I know, but he got it.  I told him that when certain liquid things mix, they can make a solid (well semi-solid) like this.  He watched as the mixture was just liquid and slowly got lumpy and chunky, then gelled into the goo.  We talked about it as it was happening and he really got it.  I love science!
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What is one "popular" toy your kids have never played with?

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  1. We love Dora at our house! I even have to wear a blue bandana sometimes like Swiper. I will have to do this! The kids will love it.

    My kids have never played with a sit and spin, as far as I know.


  2. We loved goop at our house until some dried on the carpet! The kids got it out and took it to the playroom in the basement where they discovered it is fun to bounce small projectile balls of it off the wall. One such ball got lost behind a toy. I have never seen anything so solid and stubborn in my life! Oh, and it will also stain paint when allowed to run down the wall behind furniture and then dry. My advice... make sure playtime is well supervised over a hard floor! Otherwise, have a blast!

  3. Oh! Considered me warned. Thanks for the heads up! We have been playing with it all week, but it has been at the table or on the kitchen floor. My guys are pretty little so they just like to pull it, hold it, cut it, and bang it with utensils. We aren't at the throwing at walls stage, but with my son, you never know when given the opportunity. :-P Thanks again.

  4. Thanks for posting this!! I am so glad your kids are enjoying it!

  5. We made this today and it has been fabulous! I thought we would make green for St. Patrick's Day, but my daughter was quite intent on yellow. I didn't have an entire cup of glue, so we made 1/4 recipe and it was still BIG fun!

  6. Gooey Gyser?!? For real?! You don't find that creepy and xrated at all? And you made it with your kids?

    1. your an idiot! how posts this in response to a recipe for children?! and no, no one finds it xrated besides an immature moron like YOU! keep your comments anonymous or just keep your mouth shut that works too!

    2. Don't call people morons! It's not right!
      Fuck you I hate you, bitch why don't you just shut the fuck up and suck yo own dick! xD

  7. Um, not x-rated. In the post you can see that the name is in reference to a Dora the Explorer episode.
    I make this with my children often.

  8. How to make a gooey geyser:
    Find a hot woman, so you get erect...
    Take out your D!ck...
    Slide hand up and down until orgasm
    I like tampons

  9. I know that "Gooey Geyser" is in reference to an episode of Dora. But seriously though, you don't have to be a pervert to realize how pornographic that sounds. When my wife and I first heard it when our son was watching Dora, we looked at each other in disbelief. Come on, Benny the Bull got stuck on the pink gooey geyser and it went kersploosh with goo going everywhere!? Someone at Nickelodeon was obviously having fun with that episode.

  10. Honestly the people who take this in an xrated fashion are perverts..I seen my friend made gooey geyser with her kids today, and not being a parent and not totally familiar with Dora..I googled it, and nothing xrated came up.



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