Cornstarch Quicksand!

This is the perfect rainy or ‘too cold for the playground’ day activity. This awesome goo has properties of both a solid and a liquid and is great sensory play activity for toddlers. We dropped “guys” (toy figures) in it and rescued them, smacked it, and made balls and tried to bounce it! It’s really messy, so cover your table with a trashbag or grocery store bag.  (Clean-up is easy, comes off everything with warm water and a paper towel.)

Pour approximately one-quarter of the box (about 4 ounces) of cornstarch into a mixing bowl and slowly add about 1/2 cup of water. Stir. It’s easier to mix the cornstarch and water with your bare hands. (Adjust mixture with a bit more cornstarch until the mixture is the consistency of honey.

Here’s where I found the recipe:

*IMPORTANT: Don’t put it down the drain- throw it in garbage when done playing!


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