Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Green Slime

After watching an episode of Sid The Science Kid yesterday where they made Slime and discussed the different properties of it, I thought it would be a fun evening event for Selena to do. Now they called for 1 cup corn starch to 1 cup water and paint. We found out that less water was better. I would start with 1 cup of corn starch and slowly add water with the paint until you get the texture your looking for. Don’t be like me who mixed it like they did on the show then ended up using a lot more corn starch.



The more Selena worked it the more slimy it got. She was truly having a blast with this. She continuously said “It is hard and gooey.” Really her description truly described it perfectly. As it settled in the bowl it would be really hard, but once you pulled it out of the bowl it turned gooey and took more of a liquid form.




Papa and I even had to get in on the fun. I get such a kick out of Papa, he acted just like a little kid who had never seen or played with slime before. We had a lot of fun with this. I think Papa thought I had lost my mind, for fear this stuff would not clean up. I kept assuring him that all it was was cornstarch and yes while it had a little paint in it, the more water I added to it the more liquefied it would become making for an easy clean up. He truly did not buy that until it came time to clean up. I am so glad that we waited until he was home so he could experience this experiment too.


Science Sunday

I am linking this up at Adventures in Mommydum.

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  1. So you did get to do it!

    We did it without paint and ended up using a whole box of cornstarch it was so much fun. We just dumped it out on our lawn.

  2. We call this Oobleck after the Seuss book. You can do it over and over because it never gets old.

  3. We call it oobleck too and my kids love making it! I just let it dry out and then dump it in the trash.

  4. Yep, we did an oobleck experiment too in the summer. Lars was also concerned about the mess, but Anna had a blast. Interestingly, oobleck is a non-Newtonian substance, something that possesses both liquid and solid properties