Sunday, February 16, 2020

Rainbow Oobleck Toddler Sensory Play

Have you ever made oobleck? 

This simple sensory play activity can be fun for toddlers and older and it only needs TWO ingredients to make it!

Put this on your list to make this week. I promise you won't regret it.

Oobleck has been a favorite activity at our house for years. The best part is that it is simple to make and keeps kids entertained for longer than it takes to set it up.

Here's what you need: 
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Baking pan or large plastic tub
  • Food coloring (or liquid water colors)

How do you make oobleck?

Oobleck is so easy to make. 

All you need to do is combine 2 cups of cornstarch and 1 cup of water. Then MIX!

To make rainbow oobleck, we made a bigger batch of oobleck (I think we tripled the amount) and then divided it into five little bowls. Then we added a different color of food coloring to each bowl and mixed! 

Finally we poured some of each color of oobleck onto a large baking pan to create our rainbow oobleck playtime.

Oobleck is one of our favorite easy sensory play activities for toddlers.

It is taste safe. This means that if kids eat it accidentally, it isn't a big deal.

It also has the coolest texture. Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid. This means that it acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it.

You can tell from Annabelle's face, she's pretty intrigued.

Sensory play is such an awesome way to let kids explore new textures, colors, and materials.

Do your kids like playing with oobleck?

Have you ever put anything else in oobleck? 

Check out these other creative ways to play with oobleck.

Halloween Oobleck by Toddler Approved 

Oobleck Baking Station by Busy Toddler

Frozen Oobleck by Messy Little Monster

Oobleck Construction Site by Nurture Store

Marble Run Oobleck by Sugar Aunts

Monster Oobleck by Happy Toddler Playtime

Color Changing Oobleck by Steam Powered Family

Fluffy Oobleck by Fantastic Fun & Learning

Do you have any other favorite tools to play with in oobleck? Tell us in the comments or message us. We can't wait to hear them!

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