AHEAD: Learn how to make one of the best and easiest sensory play materials for kids – oobleck! It uses only two ingredients water and corn starch so its taste safe for babies and toddlers!
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How to Make Oobleck
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- Corn Starch
To make oobleck combine 2 parts cornstarch with 1 part water in a large bowl and mix with a spoon until the mixture is solid in the dish but as soon as you pick it up it turns into a liquid.
If your mixture is too watery add a bit more corn starch. If it’s a bit too stiff add a little more water.
You will know that you have the perfect oobleck when it acts like both a solid and a liquid. When you hold it in your fists it forms a solid ball but as soon as you open your hand it runs down like a liquid! So fun!
Want to know how to play with your oobleck? Check out this amazing post with 30+ Awesome Oobleck Activities for Kids!
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