One of our favorite children author’s is Dr. Seuss! Children across America are celebrating him today, and even throughout the week, with fun activities like making green eggs and ham, dressing as the Cat in the Hat, making oobleck and many other activities! What are you doing this week to celebrate Dr. Seuss with your children?
All you need is corn starch and food coloring and the food coloring is optional.
- 1 cup water
- 1.5-2 cups corn starch
- a few drops of food coloring of your choice
Start with the water in a bowl and start adding the corn starch to it. You can use a spoon at first, but pretty quickly you’ll be moving on to using your hand to stir it up.
When you’re getting close to adding 1.5 cups of the corn starch, start adding it in more slowly and mixing it in with your hand. The goal is to get a consistency where the Oobleck reaches a state that is the liquid and yet solid.
Sometimes you will need more cornstarch. If so, keep adding more than the initial 1.5 cups. If you add too much, just add some water back into it. You will have to play with it to see what feels appropriately weird.
Thanks to Instructables.com for the recipe!