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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ooblik




You've got to try this! It is so much fun.

My sister made this stuff in elementary school, and just remembered it the other day. She posted pictures of it on facebook, and my kids have asked me to make it ever since.

All you do is mix corn starch and water (add food coloring if you want to), and then you just start playing with it.

We have been playing with it for over an hour, and Mary is still down there with her hands in the bowl.

When you pick it up, it is solid. But as soon as you let it drop from your hands, it is liquid again. Once it touches something else, it gets solid again! Pretty crazy stuff.

It is like a glorified playdough.

We will probably end up making more when Ben gets home.

I dare you to try it. It is great!

8 comments:

Familia Morales said...

Ooh, thanks for the great idea! Especially a kid-friendly, easy clean-up idea. Annaleise and Eric will love this!

Colleen said...

We LOVE that stuff! We call it purple goo though because we always make it purple. You are right...fun for HOURS!

Deanna said...

sounds like lots of non-newtonion fun to me! :)

mamma mia said...

How fun!! We made the edible playdough once. I'll have to get you the recipe cause your kids will love it, mine had a blast. I love things like this.

The Seven Family said...

We have done that stuff too. It is a lot of fun! Cute pictures!

Cody said...

I totally remember making this stuff in elementary school! I think I always pronounced it like Ooblek. So fun!

kendra said...

looks fun - I've done that too but I forgot about it. thanks for the reminder.

I'm curious about "animal people". What a pain. Thanks for the invite, though. I'm glad to be able to "spy" on you!

The Seven Family said...

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