Oobleck Outside

When it comes to the weather in Washington, we have learned how to roll with the punches. Last week we had a glorious, full week of sunshine!! And this week? We’re back to the cold and rain. It’s a lot harder to adjust from hot to cold weather, I can tell you.

But, even though this week is cold and we’ll be playing inside, we did not let the gorgeous weather last week go to waste.

A few weeks ago, I introduced oobleck to my daughter. She was instantly in love! If you’re not familiar with oobleck, it’s a very simple, two ingredient concoction that is the perfect sensory play experience. One second, it’s firm, the next second, it oozes through your hands. So much fun! And for us adults, it’s actually quite therapeutic.

When we had the sun, I thought it would be fun to play with it on a bigger scale than just a tiny bowl in the kitchen right next to the sink…

So we took the oobleck outside to the water table!! It was perfect! We got to play with slimy, goopy stuff in a giant bowl all while enjoying the sunshine. Also, it didn’t matter at all if we made a mess![Tweet “Take the fun of oobleck outside to the water table!!”]

To make oobleck, you will need:


Take the fun of oobleck outside to the water table!!

That’s it. It’s about equal parts, but I like to mess around with it until I get the right texture. For the smaller section of our water table, I used 3 cups of cornstarch, and close to 3 cups of water (maybe a bit more).

This stuff entertained me and my girl for about three days.

Take the fun of oobleck outside to the water table!!

Each day I had to add some water and we had to work it in a bit to get it goopy again, but it was really fun! I’m confident it would have lasted longer if I had covered it at night…

This is the style of water table we have, and the kids love it!! (affiliate link)

What do you like to do with your little ones when the sun is shining? Have you ever played with oobleck with your kids?

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  • Reply Lauren

    My kids love playing with this stuff, such a good idea to just put it in the water table! Pinned!

    April 18, 2016 at 9:40 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you Lauren!

      April 18, 2016 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Tricia

    Oh this looks like fun! It’s finally starting to feel like spring, so we’ll be able to head outside with this messy fun.

    April 18, 2016 at 6:11 pm
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