This oobleck recipe is very easy to set up and so much fun!
We’ve made oobleck before but I don’t think we have themed it for a certain season before.
This time around we made it orange and added in some fun Halloween themed props for a fun kids activity!
Let’s get into it, shall we?
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Recycled White cups
Food Coloring (we used the color orange.)
DIY Pumpkin Oobleck Goop Video Below:
How do you make easy oobleck?
Oobleck is just a simple formula of 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water.
We added in a third ingredient – food coloring.
This was to make the oobleck orange!
I added the food coloring into the mix but it would be much easier to add into the water, mix the water and pour it into the cornstarch!
Here are the steps I took to put this simple and easy oobleck recipe together:
Insert 2 parts cornstarch into a bowl.
Then, add 1 part water mixed with a drop or two of food coloring into that same bowl.
Mix, mix and mix some more.
If you need to use your hands to mix, do that.
Then, you’ve created oobleck aka goop!
Easy peasy, right?
I then added in a fun little set of recycled plastic cups and turned them into little ghosts for some fun props for the goop!
My girls loved it!
You’ll get this liquid/not liquid concoction and it is so much fun to play around with.
Not only do my kids have fun playing around with oobleck, I do too! 😀
What is a good substitute for cornstarch to make Oobleck?
A good substitute for oobleck would be two different powders..
They are arrowroot powder and tapioca powder!
These two are so finely milled and will work as a wonderful substitute to oobleck aka goop!
Can you use flour to make oobleck?
Unfortunately it will not have the same consistency and using flour will not make oobleck.
It will make a sort of paste like substance.
Trust me, I have tried this before! 😀
Great alternatives to cornstarch are arrow root powder and tapioca powder due to their finely milled consistency.
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Oobleck and Playdough Ideas for Kids
Here are some of our favorite oobleck aka goop, DIY and dough recipes we have enjoyed making for the girls:
How to Make Oobleck
DIY Sidewalk Chalk
Taste Safe Mud Sensory Bin
How to make Peeps Playdough
Koolaid Playdough Recipe
Playdough using Coconut Oil
I hope that you enjoyed these easy and fun recipes and our oobleck activity!
If you’ve attempted to make oobleck before, how did it turn out?
Was it easy and fun?
Leave me a comment below. 🙂
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