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Oobleck Recipe

You only need a few easy ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry to whip up this amazing concoction.
Keyword craft, crafts, kitchen science
Prep Time 5 minutes
Author Cindy Hopper


  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • food coloring optional


  • 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 we 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. ¬†We played with our science experiment all afternoon, and when the kids weren't playing with it I covered it with plastic wrap.


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