Oobleck is the answer if you are looking for what to do with kids! We love making oobleck at our house! It is also a great activity to celebrate Dr. Suess. Recently our sweet friend Anna made oobleck for a science experiment at school. The oobleck recipe is quite easy! It is only two ingredients; water and cornstarch. Anna added some food coloring to hers to make colorful oobleck!
To make your own oobleck mix 2 cups of cornstarch and 1 cup water in a bowl. If you want to color your oobleck like Anna did, add a few drops of food coloring to the water before adding to the cornstarch. It took some effort to mix the water and cornstarch. Try it out (hit it with your fist and pour it off a spoon to see if it works) before you give into the urge to add more water to make it easier to mix.
This stuff is amazing. You will be totally taken with this goo. If you quickly smack oobleck with your hand it immediately turns into a solid, instead of splashing or moving. If you slowly move oobleck it reacts like a liquid.
The oobleck will take a lot of fist smacking and your kitchen will be filled with wide eyes of amazement and much laughter!