You’ll be an oobleck fan once you try our easy and taste-safe Oobleck Recipe!
For the Oobleck Recipe you’ll need just a few basic kitchen staples and you’ve got a fun and exciting sensory play idea. Add the oobleck into a rimmed tray to prevent any messes and place any “add-ins” right into the oobleck. Try toy farm animals, safari animals or dinosaurs, in fact, any of the TOOBZ would be amazing…now that I’m thinking about it!
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What is oobleck?
Yeah, that’s the question every one should be asking! Oobleck is trendy, but what is it? Oobleck is essentially a fluid that is liquid when poured, but turns solid when under force. That’s amazing, isn’t it? Did that just make you want to scroll straight to the recipe?
Can I make colored oobleck?
Absolutely! Simply substitute a few drops of food coloring for the cocoa powder. We like using natural food coloring in our recipes, so be sure to check out this food coloring derived from plants and seeds!
Does oobleck wash off easy?
Yes, very easy. Just run the toy or clothing under running warm water and the oobleck should come right off.
Why is oobleck great for play?
Oobleck is great as a base for sensory play. Add oobleck to a bin along with anything you can think of. Toy soldiers, animals, dinosaurs, legos, really anything that can be washed under water. Kids will love squishing the oobleck, running it between their fingers, pressing it, plopping it down! It’s great for cognitive skills, fine motor skills, creative and imaginative play.
How long can it last once it’s made?
About a few days if stored in a sealed container.
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 Tbs cocoa powder (use cocoa powder to make “muddy oobleck” or food coloring for bright oobleck!)
- 3/4 cup water
- Whisk/wooden spoon
- Place the 1 cup cornstarch and 2 Tbs cocoa powder into a large bowl and whisk until combined.
2. Add 3/4 cup water and stir very well using a whisk/wooden spoon.
TIP- add more cornstarch if the consistency is too watery, or add water if the consistency is too stiff.