Kids LOVE messy play. And why wouldn't they? Not only is it heaps of fun to squish, slop, stamp and explore, it is also important for their development. Messy play is a sensory playground for toddlers and young children, giving them the opportunity to manipulate, test and experience through touch, smell, sight and, of course, taste (making it important to source toddler friendly recipes).
As a parent, I have days when the last thing I want to do is launch a full-scale clean up after messy play. These always seem to be the days when the weather is perfect and my girls are ready for some tactile experiences. On these days, I like to make Goop because I know how important learning through play is but I don't want to commit to something too extreme.
The best thing? When we're done the mess simply washes away with water. Easy make, easy clean and lots of fun.