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What you will need for Dr. Seuss’s Oobleck:

  • bowl
  • 1 cup organic cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • a empty plastic container from the recycling bin
  • natural food coloring (optional)
  • something to stir with (that won’t become stained by the food coloring)

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Step 1: Add Cornstarch

Have your child add the cornstarch to a large bowl.

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Step 2: Slowly Add Water

Have your child slowly add water to the cornstarch, a little at a time until a thick syrup consistency appears.

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Step 3: Add a Little Color

If you would like, you can add a few drops of food coloring.

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Step 4: Get Stirring

Stir the mixture together.

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Step 5: Get Dirty!

Have your child stick their hands into the Oobleck and squeeze the gooey mixture. Have them shape it into a ball, then open their palm. What happens when you pour the liquid, or try to hit the surface with your fist?

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Why It Works

Oobleck is both a liquid and a solid so you can shape it into a ball or you can watch it slip through your fingers as a liquid.