Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pumpkin Goop!

Trenton didn’t have preschool, and Charlotte didn’t have dance class today due to it being election day.  The weather was gorgeous, and we took full advantage by heading outside this morning to make a mess with pumpkin goop (an idea I found here)!

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I pulled one of our pumpkins off the front porch, cut the top off, and we headed out back with our pumpkin and some orange goop (cornstarch, water, red+yellow food coloring) I had mixed up.

I gave the kids some “tools” and let them go to town pulling out pulp and seeds.  Trenton wasn’t very interested in pulling “pumpkin guts” but Charlotte was really into it.

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We added the seeds and pulp in with our goop and mixed it all up.  Again, Trenton didn’t want to touch it, but Charlotte was all for it.

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I let Trenton add in some water and told him that the only way to mix it in was with his hands.  He liked that because the water made the goop more watery and less sticky.  I then poured some more cornstarch in the goop, and both kids mixed it in.

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After that, it was mess-making time!  And the bigger the mess, the bigger the fun!

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Trenton is already asking when we can make pumpkin goop again!

*I washed the seeds off and dried them this afternoon.  I’m going to try my hand at dyeing them tonight to use in a craft later this week.  We’re definitely getting a lot of use out of our pumpkin!

This post is linked to: Show & Tell @ ABC & 123 Learning, The Mommy Club @ Crystal & Co, TGIF Linky Party @ Living Life Intentionally, The Sunday Showcase @ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas, Made by Little Hands Monday @ Delicate Construction

4 comments:

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

That looks like so much fun! And I love that you let them really get into it & be messy =-) Thanks for sharing on TGIF. Can't wait to see what you come up with next week!
Beth =-)

Giggly Girls said...

LOL Look at his happy face. What fun.

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

That looks like a lot of fun! You're lucky- my kids would never! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

Allison said...

Oh this is an incredible idea! I'm going to pin this to do this fall! Thanks for sharing. :)