Have you ever made Oobleck before? Did you know it comes from the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck?

Come make Oobleck with us! What a great messy activity to do outside today!

1 C of Cornstarch
1/2 C of Water
Food Color or Liquid Water Color (optional)
Glitter (optional)

Mix color and glitter in with water (if using) and slowly add to cornstarch while stirring. After a couple of stirs, use hands to mix together! Add more water to make it more liquidy or add more cornstarch to make it thicker.

Now go ahead and play with the Oobleck. That’s the point of all this and you can find lots of tricks to try out. Here’s a shortlist:

– Grab a handful, squeeze it, and let it ooze out your fingers.
– Make a puddle and quickly drag your fingers through it.
– Put it into a plastic container and shake it.
– Jab at the Oobleck and then slowly let your finger sink in.

What happens to the Oobleck when you do all these things?

You could also use your hands to drip the Oobleck on a piece of paper to make Oobleck art and let dry in the sun. It is very crumbly when dry so this is something where it can not be hung up unfortunately.

Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures #goodafternoonwithBAC

Check out the Dr. Seuss book Oobleck is based from – Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Liquid Watercolors

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