A "no-mess" moulding goo? We had to try this out!
I purchased these for $1 a tub from Kmart (price is now $1.50 Aust). It comes in a range of colours and is not suitable for children less that 3 years of age. Definitely a potential choking hazard!
It says "sticky but not wet" on the label and it was. The moulding goo is made from little polystyrene balls that stick together. The first challenge is to get it out the plastic container as it is so sticky.
Once out of the container, you can shape the goo with your fingers and hands into basically whatever you want. You can roll it into balls or press it into a mould.
Mr 5 found it a challenge to think of ideas for moulding and wasn't very fond of the "stickiness" of the balls. Miss 9 enjoyed pressing the goo into shape moulds and mixing the colours to come up with a creation. Separating the colours out again was pretty impossible so if you want separate colours don't mix them in the first place!
Suitable for children 3 years and older, this activity should be supervised with preschoolers as it should not be consumed! Three year olds will be able to manipulate and shape this "goo" without leaving a mess on your table or floor. It also never dries out so if it is not packed away straight after use it will be fine to use again and again.
OTs may find this a great alternative to take along to therapy sessions as an alternative sensory experience. It can be used to encourage exploratory play as well as an opportunity to develop fine motor skills.
A cheap alternative sensory experience. Have your kids tried it?
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