Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I picked up a Dr. Seuss collection for L at the library last week that included stories we had never read. One of those being Bartholomew and the Oobleck. I had never read this one as a kid myself but it seems to be all over the blogosphere, and I had been noticing recipes for oobleck on pinterest for sometime now. I knew my kids would love it! So we read the story on a Friday night, Saturday headed to the art supply shop and picked up a gallon of Elmer's school glue, and headed home to make it. I found the recipe here at Teach Preschool, and it really was super easy. Just a half cup glue, and a half cup liquid laundry starch. Mix, mix, knead, knead, and get nice and messy. We colored ours green with food coloring just like the story, but you really could use any color. Ours has now been sitting in a airtight container on the counter for 5 days, and it still is neat! I highly recommend doing this with your kids!!!

On the back patio, getting ready to mix!

 All ready to mix

D really enjoyed mixing it up

Adam's hand covered in goo

The boys having fun

This was so much fun, we all can't wait to make it again!

D with her new haircut, having fun getting messy!


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