This activity is pure fun for the whole family. Nicolette has a really large shallow bin, so there were 6 of us around the table playing with it together for at least 20 minutes straight. It is such a cool sensory feeling, you can’t even really describe it. Harvey was mesmerized, along with the rest of us.
We made it in a really pretty lavender color that was nice too. We loved dripping it on each others hands and sinking our hands into it. It was one of the most fun things I’ve done in a long time. I was so glad my four year old was there as well. Don’t be intimidated by making Oobleck, it’s well worth at least trying!
- 2 cups water
- 3 to 4 cups cornstarch
- Small amount of food coloring (optional)
Start with the water in the bowl and add the cornstarch cup by cup stirring until it has a gooey consistency. You might have to use your hands at this point. Pour the mix out into a large plastic dish for the kids to play with.
Oobleck is both gooey and crumbly at the same time depending on what kind of pressure you apply. Children can slap (try make a splash) and it goes hard whereas when they try to make an imprint with say a hand the hand will sink into the oobleck.
It truly is a fascinating sensory experience.
This idea isn’t JUST for 1 year olds!
There are 40 more activities in the book and ALL include an activity variation AND “As They Grow” section, making this a Grow-With-Them book.
Activities are suited to 1, 2, 3 and even 4 year olds!
You’ll really get your money’s worth!
Ebook (pdf on your computer)