Looking for a fun way to spice up oobleck? An oobleck color factory is not only so, so easy to set up, but it’s hours of fun for your little humans!
We’ve done oobleck color factory for years
Oobleck on its own = AMAZING.
Oobleck color factory = EXTRA AMAZING.
We’re adding one quick and easy addition to regular oobleck and in turn, adding a million extra layers of fun.
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How do you make an oobleck color factory?
Just make regular oobleck like normal (don’t worry, I’ll share how if you’re new to it!).
Then, provide kids with very diluted colors to mix into the oobleck.
We’re taking a science activity, adding in art, and, in turn, creating a fantastic STEAM activity for kids.
Looking for more ways to use oobleck? Look no further!
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- Coloring – liquid watercolors or food dye
- Shallow container
- Eye droppers or spoons
- Small cups
- Floor mat – optional
Set up oobleck color factory in three easy parts.
#1: Make cups of colorful water
- Fill small cups with water and add in a couple of drops of coloring (you want your colors to be significantly diluted)
- Add eyedroppers or spoons to the cups of water
#2: Make oobleck
- Combine 2 cups of cornstarch and 1 cup of water
- Mix until it’s fully incorporated and solid when squeezed in your hand but can quickly ooze through your fingers
#3: Mix colors and oobleck
- Invite your kids to add the colorful water directly onto the oobleck
- Mix and observe the new colors made
You’re going to hear things like
“I mixed yellow and blue, and it made green!”
“How can I make orange?”
“We mixed all the colors, and it looks so cool!”
Why is oobleck so cool?
Oobleck is a non-Newtonian substance, and it is neither liquid nor solid.
If you add firm pressure, it can feel firm like a solid.
If you release pressure, it can move like a liquid.
It’s one of the absolute most incredible things to make with kids, and no matter how many times we make it (a lot), it’s always amazing!
Technically regular oobleck is taste-safe (cornstarch and water), but I wouldn’t do or use this with kids who might ingest the materials as large quantities of consumption are not safe.
Days! If it starts to get dry, add more water to rehydrate.
My favorite method is to let it dry out completely, then to throw away in the trash. This method is so easy.
Oobleck color factory just makes oobleck even better
Even if you thought oobleck couldn’t get better, it can when kids are in charge of creating and exploring colors.
Have fun making your oobleck color factory!