Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cool to Touch: Cornstarch Goop

Another fun kitchen-table project: cornstarch goop! It's just half a box of cornstach, mixed with enough water to make it fun.

Ernie liked to take up gobs of it, then carefully peel everything into our cup of water.


The finished product


I can't really describe how weird this stuff is. There's very little mess, since whatever is on your hands quickly dries to powder. You can easily grab a handful and make a firm ball in your hand, and it snaps apart when you bend it...then starts oozing. Just cool!
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6 comments:

Amy said...

Nothing like goop to keep kids happy, lol :)

Casey said...

We've done that one too and it was a big hit. We added food coloring to change the color. :0)

Karli @ RockyBella said...

ohhhh this looks like a good idea and not too messy! I'm going to have to try this with my students. Thanks!

Ticia said...

I learned that as Oobleck. It's a fun project.

Teresa said...

fun- I made some of this for girls camp last year- for an object lesson about Testimonies.
You do the funniest stuff with your children- =)

Sam said...

Where WERE you when I had a 2-year-old? You mean I didn't have to spend the afternoon curled in a fetal position waiting for my husband to come home? :)