Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer Fun List ~ Outdoor Oobleck

We are having so much fun completing the activities on our Summer Fun List.  I was watching my nephew and he read over our list and said he really wanted to do Outdoor Oobleck with us and that is just what we did.

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I originally intended on filling a small baby pool with Oobleck, but I was really not sure how much cornstarch I would need to do that, I got five boxes and figured we could see how much that would make.  Once I got the boxes home I realized that we would need a smaller container for the Oobleck than I thought.   I was happy to find this under the bed storage bin in the shed which worked really well.   It probably could have used a few more boxes, but now we know for next time!

I dumped all 5 boxes into the bin and then added about 2 small buckets of water.  The recipe is 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water.  We also added green food coloring which left all of our hands a lovely tinge of green :0)

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Outdoor Oobleck Fun!!!

IMG_8622The kids wore their bathing suits so that they could play in the Oobleck and then rinse it off in the pool.  

I hope to do this again with a few more boxes of cornstarch since we discovered that Oobleck is very relaxing for adults to play with too!

3 comments:

Phyllis said...

We love Oobleck, too! Dip your feet in it on a hot day. Ahhhh...

April said...

I am going to have to make it with cornstarch one of these days. I made it with Borax before but then I was informed that it was toxic so I have to try it again!

Emma @ P is for Preschooler said...

Ooh, we've never made such a big batch before! Looks like fun!

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