I bought liquid starch several months ago with the intent of making Gak for Mackenzie. I had pinned the recipe on pinterest thinking it would be fun for Mackenzie to play with. So, while Meredith was sleeping the other day, I pulled out the glue, starch and food coloring.
Mackenzie thought it was pretty cool to pour the glue into the starch.
In the end, I don't think it came out properly. It didn't really stick together and I had to drain a lot of the starch off so that it wouldn't be like soup. I finally put it all in a ziplock bag thinking that would be the best way to throw it away and of course, that's when she decided she would play with it.
I'm torn between making her do stuff like this to get her used to having her hands dirty and just accepting the fact that she's like me and that's just not our thing! Although, there is one exception to our liking dirty hands. If it involves food, then we are ok. I mean who doesn't like to lick their fingers covered in chocolate? Below is a picture from March, but it is proof that getting dirty is sometimes ok! ;)