Let’s face it. Experiments are fun! To a kid, nothing is as fun as getting messy. So when you want to have fun with kids and maybe even teach them a little about science, what about making some gloop? This experiment has also been known as “oobleck.” It is just three very simple and inexpensive ingredients, but it entertains even full grown adults. We did this experiment with our three kids ages 6, 4, and 2. I almost think that my husband and I had almost as much fun as the kids did with this. It is also nice because non of the ingredients are harmful, so my two year old was able to get right in on the action without me fearing if it would harm him to get it in his mouth.
2 Cups of Cornstarch
1 Cup Water
A few drops of preferred food coloring.
Here comes the fun part. Getting messy!
Pretty girl had so much fun mixing up the gloop! First you add the cornstarch to a bowl. Add your drops of food coloring and then slowly add water while you mix. The fun part about this experiment is the fact that the cornstarch never fully dissolves in the water, so if you poke the solution quickly, your fingers will bounce off the surface. If you slowly press your finger into the solution it sinks into it like liquid.
Everyone was loving it!
Even though it looks and is pretty super messy, it cleans really easy. It washes off with just a little water.
We got this experiment from an Usborne Books & More book that I sell as an Usborne consultant. The book is called 50 Science Things to Make and Do. It is really a great book for only $9.99! Click on the link to go to it on my website!
Have you ever made this experiment before? If you make it with your kids, please feel free to share pictures or stories about your experience here on my blog!