Sensory Halloween Goo


It seems that every year around Halloween time my house gets overrun with random little, plastic spiders, and before making Halloween Goo, I never really had a fun way to use them.

Although this sensory activity could work with any trinkets or theme, Halloween Goo is a fun kids’ activity to enjoy now.

The recipe and prep is super simple, whether you’re pre-making it or having your littles help out.


Halloween Goo–What You’ll Need

  • 16 oz. corn starch
  • 1.5 cups H2O
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Small toys (plastic spiders in this case)
  • Spoon
  • Tub or large bowl

How to Make Your Goo

  1. Pour corn starch. Set up your bowl or tub on a table, the floor or outside and dump in the corn starch.
  2. Add water. If you want to use different measurements, many resources say 2:1 (2 parts cornstarch, 1 part water), but I really ended up using closer to 2:1.5.
  3. Stir. The mixture will be difficult to stir, as it’s supposed to harden yet still be movable and moldable.
  4. Drop in color dye. If you’re adding some color, now’s the time to put it in and stir.
  5. Add your toys. The toys should drop and sink into the mixture.

The great thing about this Halloween Goo is that it hardens a bit, making the toys fun to sift for and pull out of the mixture. The longer the mixture sits–and the more it’s played with–the better it gets in my experience. It’s not insanely messy and fairly easy to contain to one area. The mixture dries on your hands quickly and washes off with no problem.

Halloween Goo is also great for any Halloween events or gatherings, like Trunk or Treat. Check out the video tutorial below to get the full effect!

Video Tutorial

What are your favorite Halloween activities and traditions?

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