This lemonade oobleck is so much fun! Not only is it great to create and play with but it’s also really good for fine motor skills as well.
Now that the summer months are here, it’s time to get creative during all hours of the day. This craft recipe is one that you’ll find yourselves making over and over again! Plus, making oobleck is on our summer sensory bucket list!
Here’s the deal about this lemonade oobleck. It just smells like summer. And parents, it’s going to be a little messy to make…but I can assure you that it’s worth it in the end. This craft is fun and will keep your child engaged and entertained for hours. There’s just something so comforting about having this squishiness between your fingers!
This is a fun hands-on science project for kids of all ages. Is it a liquid? Is it solid? That depends on how you touch it. When pressure is applied the cornstarch bond together to form a solid, when a soft touch is applied to the fluid, it remains in the liquid state. This non-newtonian fluid is a great example of suspension, as the grains of cornstarch are suspended in the water, but over time will settle to the bottom if allowed to rest for an extended amount of time.
What you need to make homemade lemonade oobleck
- 1 cup of cornstarch
- 1/2 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of lemonade mix
- A bowl
- A craft stick