Easy Halloween Oobleck Dough 


I love October and getting ready for Halloween. The weather is getting cooler and stores are smelling like pumpkin spice. This year is extra special since my littlest will be turning 1.  (The days are long but the years are short friends….) So why not make some science fall memories with your kids?

I found this amazingly easy play dough recipe with cornstarch and dish soap on Pinterest. Of course we all know cornstarch and water make oobleck which tends to get pretty messy. But replace water with clear $1 dollar dish soap and you’ve made an easy no-mess playdough.  And here’s my favorite part, add a bit of pumpkin pie spice and you’ve made the perfect fall playdough!

Here’s what you need: Cornstarch, clear non-fragrant  dish soap ($1 Target), food coloring, and pumpkin pie spice

Here’s how you make it: Combine cornstarch, dish soap, and food coloring to a dough consistency. Add a pinch of pumpkin pie spice to your liking.

The more you play with the dough the less runny it becomes. Try more or less dishsoap and watch how the fluid changes. Oobleck is a Non-Newtonian fluid meaning it is a liquid and a solid.  You can pour it and you can ball it up.  It’s sticky and it’s smooth.

This is an AMAZING sensory activity because the dough has such a unique smell and feel to it. Your kids will love trying this super easy fall version of oobleck play dough!

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