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DIY Monday -- Oobleck by Heather of Family Volley!

What is oobleck you ask? Pretty much the coolest "goo" you can make.

Now I am not a fan of "goo." I don't really even like play dough. In fact there isn't any in our home. Gasp!!! So making Oobleck in our house is a big deal.

Oobleck comes from a Dr. Seuss Book. A favorite ever since my son read it in school.


If you haven't read it, you should.

Then make your very own "goo."

Oobleck

2 cups of Cornstarch
1 cup of Water
Food Coloring (optional)

Decide if you are going to color your oobleck. We are. There will be pink for the girls and orange for our son.
Mix a few drops of food coloring with your water. Then mix the colored water and cornstarch in a bowl.
Put some muscle into it. Don't give in to the urge to add more water. You'll know when it's ready because you will be able to hit it AND pour it. Amazing. Our son thinks this is the coolest science project ever. He wonders if this is how magicians walk on water.


You and your kids will play with this for hours.

Cherish these last few days of summer. Spend some time together.

DO YOU HAVE PLAY DOUGH IN YOUR HOUSE?
HAVE YOU READ BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK BY DR. SEUSS?


Heather Johnson writes Family Volley, an advice column for families. Advice for anything and everything that might happen between "your four walls." Kids to marriages, it is funny, honest, and helpful. She is the mother of 3 young children and a prof at Brigham Young University where she teaches Family Psychology. Fridays on Family Volley is game day. Don't miss the great games and activities she posts for families. 

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2 comments:

Making Macready's said...

Neat!

LJD said...

Last year, in lieu of a halloween party, I planned a "mad scientist" party for Keep's class. We made oobleck, did the mentos explosion, explored triboluminescence, and even made "lava lamps" out of water bottles, canola oil, food coloring, and alkaseltzer. It was SO cool. The kids still talk about oobleck!

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