We've actually done this oobleck activity back during Dr. Seuss Week 2 years ago, but we re-visited this oh so fun and messy activity through our use of Apologia's Chemistry and Physics science curriculum. My son played with it for an hour on his own while Little Sis was napping, and once she woke up, they probably played with it for another hour to two!!
We did make quite a mess, but that was half the fun!! So I am warning you now, RESIST the urge to begin cleaning before everyone is done with the activity or you'll never stop! All you need is a 16 oz. container of cornstarch and enough water to make a "honey-like" consistency-- just 2 ingredients! Mix it all up in a baking pan and play!!
So as you begin to play ask, Is it a Liquid or a Solid? This substance acts like BOTH!! It's an amorphous solid-- a solid without a shape. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it?!
Who knew just two ingredients could bring hours of messy fun?!
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