Sunday, August 23, 2009

235: Oobleck

I'm thankful for my very creative and awesome sister who posted the Oobleck recipe on her blog. We had a blast. And clean-up was a breeze (I thought it would be a nightmare, but this stuff wiped up like a dream).

Make your own Oobleck:
Put one cup of water in a bowl. Add some food coloring.
Add 1½ - 2 cups corn starch. Mix well.
Now play with it: grab a handful, squeeze it, make a puddle on the table and drag your finger through it, poke it, etc.


Chickadee said...

Our library didn't have it, but we still need to track down that book!

Afreaka said...

I'm glad you guys finally tried it. I want to make it again!

Deborah said...

My kids did the same thing a few days ago, but I wish I had a picture as good as yours! Fun stuff. I was even addicted.

Dragon said...

Looks like it was lots of fun playing with it.

Colorado Kid said...

Such a great picture! Your kids have the reddest lips!

If you want to get "teachy" with it - I used to put some in big plastic zip-loc bags and let kids write letters, names, etc. in it. The letters disappear, but it's a fun tactile way to make that fun. It works on the table, too, but it keeps for a long time in the bags.