I love Oobleck. It provides such a great opportunity for kids to explore science and it’s so much fun to play with. This recipe is orange so it’s perfect for Halloween and it only requires 3 ingredients so it’s super easy to whip up.
- 1 box cornstarch
- 2 packets orange Kool-Aid powder
- Food coloring (optional)
Mix 2 packets of dry Kool-Aid powder and 1 box of cornstarch in a plastic bin. Slowly add approximately 1 cup of water into the cornstarch mixture and combine using your hand. Make sure to add the water SLOWLY. The texture will be crumbly at first but it will become honey-like. You may need to use slightly more or less than 1 cup to get the desired texture. You should be able to squeeze a handful of the goop into a ball and it will “melt” once you stop squeezing.
Now, let me explain the orange water…I didn’t know if the Kool-Aid would make the goop orange-y enough so I added orange food coloring to the water. In the end, I don’t think this step was necessary as the Kool-Aid would’ve been plenty orange, so skip the food coloring if you’d like.
I added some plastic Halloween cookie cutters and scoopers from a pumpkin carving kit. That’s it! Super simple!
Goose’s friend Chickadee joined in on the fun too.
Goose loved watching it melt and drip off her hand.
The furry brown leg in the right side of this picture belongs to Chickadee’s dog. He likes to hang out too and he’s super sweet and we love him.
Lots of gooey fun!
The girls played outside until the sun went down!
It only takes a few things to put together a simple yet fun sensory bin. This Halloween Orange Goop Sensory Bin took literally 5 minutes, at the most, to put together and it provided well over an hour of entertainment for the kiddos. It would have been even longer had it not gotten dark outside!
There are no pics of Baby Bird in this post because she wanted nothing to do with this activity.
If you want to store the goop for later use, keep it in a sealed container in the refrigerator. If it dries up a bit, just add more water and mix well. Do not leave this sensory bin on your kitchen counter for 3 days as it will grow mold…not that I did that or anything…
Another fun goopy sensory activity is our Minty Christmas Oobleck. It’s fun for any day, not just Christmas!
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