Oobleck Classic Science Experiment Recipe

June 21, 2017

Do you want to have fun? No matter you are a kid or an adult, it will be much better if you are having fun with science. One very easy and interesting thing you can do is by making oobleck. It is a classic science experiment from Dr. Seuss. Oobleck acts as a liquid when being poured but it will act like a solid when a force is acting on it. It is so unique, isn’t it? Give this oobleck recipe a try to make a great oobleck.


  • 1 part water
  • Small amount of food coloring (optional)
  • 1,5 to 2 parts cornstarch


  1. The first, start with the water that you pour in a bowl or wading pool. Add cornstarch into it a bit at a time.
  2. Stir it well and make sure that it keeps stirring until it has a gooey consistency. You can use your hands to stir it.
  3. When you feel that the oobleck is right, add food coloring slowly. This is an option actually. So, it depends on you. You can also choose the color as you like. If you decide to add the color, it may be a challenge to get it mixed properly.
  4. Then, play with it!
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To make oobleck is so easy. Just by those simple ingredients and directions of this oobleck recipe, you can enjoy the oobeck classic science. There are so many interesting things that you can do with oobleck. Commonly, you can grab a handful of it and squeeze it. Then, let it ooze through your fingers. You can also put it into a plastic container and shake it. You may be wondering to make a puddle and drag your fingers through it quickly. The most interesting thing, you can roll the oobleck into a ball. It will become solid but when you stop moving it, it will melt back into your hands. Happy playing!

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