Sunday, February 28, 2010

sunday fun

Know what this is?


It's oobleck.

Know what oobleck is?


It's ooey.


It's gooey.


It's definitely fun to play with.


A friend and I are presenting recipes that parents can make at home with their kids at a Parent Social our school hosts every two weeks. She came over today so that we could test recipes before we make them with parents. We spent some time playing, too. We made a mess, but it was fun!

We also made purple playdough.


Here are the recipes, in case you're interested. I've tested all of them over the years with elementary and preschool kids. Enjoy!

2 cups cornstarch
3 drops green food coloring

Add enough water to the cornstarch (slowly) to make a thick mixture (about the consistency of pancake batter). Oobleck is fun because it's both a solid and a liquid. Watch this video of guys walking on a pool of oobleck!


4 cups flour
1 cup salt
3 tbsp oil
1 cup water
Food coloring (acrylic or tempera paint work well too and won't stain hands!)

Combine flour and salt. In a separate container, combine oil, water, and coloring. Add this slowly to flour mixture and combine. Knead the dough several times. Add more flour if dough is too sticky or more water/oil if too dry. Store in airtight container.


Edible Playdough
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 cup instant nonfat dry milk

Combine ingredients until smooth.


1 cup white glue
1 cup liquid starch
Food coloring or nontoxic paint

Combine in a bowl and knead for at least 10 minutes. Store in airtight container.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun idea!! I am sure the kids (and parents!) will love it!
    Your blog always brightens my day, Carmen! :D