How to Make Oobleck

I love doing messy activities with my kids. I know I'm probably not in the norm with that statement, but I love it because it entertains them for hours! Things like slime, finger paints, glitter, glue, etc... I lay it out for the kids and they let their imaginations run wild and take over the rest. 

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We were having one of those Sundays that seem to go on and on with no chance of bedtime in sight, and decided to try making this Oobleck with the kids a few weeks ago. It was super fun, kept them busy right up until bedtime, and they both had a blast. 

What is Oobleck?
Essentially it's a mixture of cornstarch and water. It isn't quite a liquid, and it isn't quite a solid. When you stick your hands in it, it feels wet, but your hands don't penetrate all the way through to the bottom of the bowl right away. They kind of sit on the surface, and then slowly sink in after a few seconds. 

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If you pick up a big handful of it, it feels like a solid, only for it to completely turn runny and melt through the cracks in your fingers. 

How do you make Oobleck?
There are a lot of different recipes I've seen for how to make Oobleck going around on the internet, but the best Oobleck recipe we've used it to simply use equal parts water and cornstarch. Once our mixture was done, we stirred in some food coloring to make it a little more fun for the kids, and then let them have a blast with it. 

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How to make Oobleck more fun:
If you want to add a little flair to your play, you can add some marbles or toys into it that you don't mind getting messy. You can then let your children look for the objects inside the Oobleck to make it more of a little scavenger hunt instead of a messy free for all (we went for the free for all but if you need structure this is a good option!)

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Ingredients:
2 cups water
2 cups cornstarch
food coloring

Directions:
Combine all your ingredients together in a bowl, and enjoy your playtime!

Have you made Oobleck with your kids? It would be a fun sensory game while we're all at home right now!

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  1. So easy and dun for my baby boy. I think 30min he will spend playing with it.
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