Saturday, January 3, 2009

Fun with Kitchen Ingredients

The kids did this at school...and I have seen it in a number of books. We were reminded by The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions, which Tater received from his Grandma for Christmas. (Santa had coincidentally also stashed a copy aside, but will be returning it to Amazon, since that is where Santa enjoys purchasing books.)

The very complicated instructions:
1. Mix 3/4 cup of cornstarch with 1/3 cup of water in a bowl.

2. Let the kids stick their hands in it.

It feels strangely dry and solid if you scoop out a handful, but as soon as you let it sit for a second it turns liquidy and oozes right through your fingers.

Liquid? Solid? Not sure. But it feels weirdly fun.

Tater played with this for over 30 minutes...and of course since he was so quiet and content I sort of stopped paying attention and turned back to find most of him and much of the entire kitchen counter covered with this stuff. Luckily it wipes up with a damp paper towel.

Try it. Cheap. Easy. Natural. Weird. And very entertaining.

1 comment:

starr said...

I love that book!!!!! I purchased it at a homeschool fair VERY cheap last year and the kids love it. We make it quite often because the 4 and 5 year old boys LOVE IT!!!!!