How To Make Your Own Oobleck
This week for Summer Camp we’re going to be making something that’s fun and entertaining for both kids and adults-we’re going to be making Oobleck. Oobleck is based on the Dr. Seuss book “Bartholomew and the Oobleck” when the King became bored with the weather and commanded a new kind of weather be created.
o Now comes the fun-playing with your Oobleck.
- · Grab a handful and squeeze it. Let it ooze and pour through your fingers
- · Quickly poke it with your finger-it’s hard and you won’t be able to poke through. Poke slowly with your finger and it melts into the Oobleck
- · Make a puddle with your Oobleck and drag your fingers through it.
- · Roll the Oobleck into a ball. Notice that it is solid, but what happens when you stop moving it? Does it stay solid or turn into a liquid?
- · Put it into a plastic container and shake it or bump it quickly against a table-what happens to your Oobleck?
- · Put some of the Oobleck on a cookie sheet, place it on top of a speaker, and watch it dance.
- · Store Oobleck in an airtight container or Ziplock bag and stir occasionally.
- · If you do use food coloring, you may notice a little color left on your hands. Don’t worry, the color goes away in a day or two.
- · To dispose of the Oobleck, mix it with a lot of hot water to make very loose slurry and pour a small bit at a time down the drain with the hot water continuing to run or just put into the garbage.
- · If you spill Oobleck, it eventually dries and turns back into Corn Starch and can be easily be vacuumed.