Random Fun: Oobleck

January 24, 2011 at 6:00 am | Posted in crafts, Quiet Activities, totally random | Leave a comment

Oobleck is an inexpensive way to have fun on a day that’s too old (or hot, or rainy) to go out.  Made of 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water, Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid.  That means that it is a fluid, but it can also be a solid.  If you grab a handful it will seem solid, but quickly turns fluid and pours out of your hand.  People even make large vats of it to run across – there are tons of videos on youtube.  I made a small bowl of oobleck and we spent 2 hours playing with it, because it is just that cool.  Wet clean up is easy, and any stray blobs that escape your initial clean up can be easily swept or vacuumed when dry.

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