Oobleck in the marble run for sensory play, Oh Yes! Oobleck is such a cool sensory material. What is Oobleck? It’s a non-Newtonian material that has characteristics of liquids and solids. We made a batch of Oobleck and played with in in our marble run set. We have tried sensory play with our marble run before and knew that we had to try oobleck in the marble run for messy, sensory mesmerizing play. This was FUN!
Oobleck Recipe for Sensory Play
(This post contains affiliate links.) We used a typical Oobleck recipe , using a little less cornstarch to make a runnier version. To make oobleck, you’ll need a few ingredients:
1 cup water
1.5 to 2 cups Corn Starch (We used a little more than 1 and a 1/4 cup to get a liquidy oobleck material)
A few drops of liquid food coloring
Mix the water and Corn Starch together with your hands. Don’t be afraid to get messy. This is a sensory experience! You can make the oobleck material in a large shallow bin like this one.
If you are worried about the mess with this activity, play outside or lay down a sheet or tablecloth before playing. It will get messy!
Oobleck is a fun activity on it’s own (and don’t forget to read Dr. Seuss’ Bartholomew and the Oobleck!)
This stuff looks pretty cool, right??
Now, you can play with the Oobleck in many ways (draw letters on the bottom of the bin, squish and drop the liquid-solid, get messy…but even more fun, is adding a Marble Run to the sensory play!
Start by building your marble run on the table and NOT in the bin of oobleck. Then, carefully transport the marble run into the bin. Add spoons or scoops, and get ready to get messy!
Transfer, scoop, and pour the oobleck as you watch it slide down the run. It is mesmerizing and calming to watch! I was surprised to see that the kids scooped and poured very carefully as they watched the oobleck slowly slide down the marble run. This is one activity that we will be doing again soon!
Next up is using the marble run in a big sink of soapy bubbles. (Not joking! Watch for that post from us, soon!)
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Looking for more oobleck activities from our sensory dough blogging team? Try these ideas:
Oobleck in the Marble Run Sensory Play | Sugar Aunts
Pumpkin Spice Oobleck | FSPDT
Apple Cinnamon Oobleck | Study at Home Mama
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