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If you’ve visited MOTAT these holidays, chances are you’ve come across “Whose Poos?” a mini mystery where we try and discover who … or what has left a small “surprise” at the Museum.

Now, due to popular demand, we are going to show you how to shock your siblings, and gross out your Granny by recreating “Whose Poos?” in your very own home.

It’s pretty simple. Just follow the steps below!


This recipe makes basic, brown poo. If required, the recipe can be made gluten free by substituting the flour for cornflour, though some adjustments to the quantities may be needed.

  • Place dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, then add oil and water

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  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Salt
  • ¼ cup Cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Cup Water


Place dry ingredients into mixer bowl, then add oil and water.

Mix on a medium speed, using a spatula to push ingredients from side of bowl. Mix until ingredients form a stiff dough. If mixture is too dry, add a little extra water. If mixture is too wet, add a little extra flour. Make sure to add extra flour or water a little bit at a time, as it is very easy to overdo it. If you find your “poo” is not dark enough, just add a bit more cocoa to the mix.

Once dough has formed, remove from bowl and knead to ensure everything is fully mixed.

Dough should last several days stored in a sealed bag or container and refrigerated.

If you think your creature would have different coloured poo, just substitute the cocoa for a couple of drops of food colouring mixed into the water.


Now you know everything you need to create a cavalcade of crazy poops to prank your friends. have fun trying out different additive combos, and colours. Try adding glitter to make unicorn poop, or substitute food coloring for the cocoa to create weird alien poos. Just make sure that you keep them off carpet, clothes and furniture otherwise they might stain, and though it should go without saying … DO NOT EAT THE POOP!

Experience Whose Poos? at MOTAT everyday until Sunday July 25th as part of the Wow Science school holiday experience. Be sure to check it out, along with the awesome Love/Science exhibition. Follow the link to learn more https://www.motat.nz/exhibitions/love-science