Looking for something fun and new to do with my kids I came across oobleck. Used with the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck. This recipe is something my mom used while I was growing up with me and my siblings but called it “pud” or clean mud. I love the way it has been incorporated into the Dr. Seuss book though and decided to do it with the kids for a fun morning project.
We do not own the book (but would love to and am now hunting for it at garage sales) so I looked it up on you tube and found several videos of it being read aloud. We listened to the story which took about 5 minutes and then made some oobleck of our own!
1 cup water
1 1/2 -2 cups corn starch
Food coloring (we used green because the oobleck in the book was green, but any color would be fun if you are just using it as “pud”)
It’s very simple just mix all the ingredients until it becomes hard when force is used on it and runs through your fingers when using no force on it. The kids loved taking turns hitting it and seeing it feel hard and then just letting their hand sink in slowly without pushing.
As you can see from our pictures we had a very fun morning full of giggles and sensory exploration. We will be doing this again very soon I’m sure Side note when we were through we let it “dry out” in the bowl and then that night “revived” our oobleck for round two of play. Just adding a few drops of water at a time until it reached the earlier mentioned consistency.
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