Thursday, September 12, 2013

cornstarch & water: an ooey gooey toddler experiment

Back when I was teaching, I totally embraced messy projects.  As a mom, not so much.  I think it's because all the naturally occurring messes are terrifying enough!  Or, maybe it's because my little daughter fearlessly eats anything and everything.  Either way, I've decided to throw caution to the wind, and try some ooey gooey projects with Elise while the weather's still nice.  Wish me luck!  ;)

Our first messy project:  cornstarch and water...

 
First, we filled a tub with cornstarch.  
The cornstarch itself was an interesting sensory experience.
It's SO slippery!

Next, we added some water.
If you try this at home, the ratio is 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water.
(We weren't that precise - we just added enough water to make a thick paste.)

Then, things got a little interesting.
It wasn't quite a liquid, but it wasn't quite a solid...
It was OOBLECK!


Just in case you were wondering...
YES! Cornstarch and water make a delicious combo.
(According to Elise, that is!)

3 comments:

  1. That looks so delicious! I love the ever present photobombing dog too. I find myself being a way less fun parent than I was teacher. Although today I made ren his own rubber band nail board thiny, which he loved.

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    1. Ooo... I want to see that rubber band board - that was always such a fun lesson at school.

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  2. This looks like tons of messy fun! I love simple things...definitely have to try in our future.

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