One of my fondest summertime memories is of my aunt creating a tub of oooey and gooey Oobleck. And today I’m going to share the oobleck recipe so you can make memories with your kids!

Oobleck can be very messy but VERY FUN! My Aunt used to make a small kiddie pool full of this stuff and we kids would walk in it (or on it if you went fast enough!), make balls and watch them melt, have fights with it… but what IS it?

Oobleck is a fascinating substance that acts like a liquid and a solid at the same time, providing hours of safe and messy fun for kids. Kids will be amazed by Oobleck’s ability to transform between a solid and a liquid. They can mold it, squeeze it, pour it, and watch it ooze between their fingers. Add a few drops of food coloring or a packet of Jello for a vibrant and colorful twist.

Oobleck Recipe


Food Coloring or Packet of Jello (optional)

Summer Fun with Oobleck - Get the simple recipe!


Combine 1 part cornstarch to 1.5-2 parts water in a bowl.

As you pour, stir (with your free hand).

The trick is to add just enough water so that you can roll the mixture into a ball, stop rolling and it melts between your fingers.

Summer Boredom Buster

Now let’s do some experimenting with our creation.

In the bowl, tap it. It’s hard, right? But now slowly let your hand sink in and it feels like liquid!

Roll it into a ball and then let it sit in your hand, what happens?

I’m not lying when I saw your kids will be amazed at all of the things this non-liquid, non-solid substance can do!

Kids Boredom Buster - Oobleck Recipe

I hope you give this oobleck recipe a try. Oobleck is a fantastic summer boredom buster and a great way to encourage sensory play and exploration for children of all ages!

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