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Spring Flower Oobleck

Spring Flower Oobleck Recipe Activities for Preschool

You may have seen my videos on this activity on my Instagram videos. After recently sharing with you a fabulous Daffodil Ice Sculpture, I wanted to share more Spring themed fun with you. One min I was cleaning up from dinner yesterday the next we were exploring a brand new sensory media for the twins. It took 5 minutes to make and set up and amazingly took even less time to clear up! 

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You will need: 
Spring Flowers
Wiltons Food Colouring

Spring Flower Oobleck

I buy cornflour from the supermarket. Their own brand works a treat and costs around £1 for a box. I used one box to create this set up and fill both trays. To get the consistency you will needs to trial and error. add water, mix and continue as needed. If you add too much water to sprinkle in more cornflour and that will help adjust the consistency. I mixed the flour in a bowl first. I find this easier than have a large tray to contend with when mixing. I also added the food colouring at this stage before pouring it in. 

I swear by Wiltons Food Colouring. For years I purchased the supermarket brands and for each play set up whether it was playdough, spaghetti, rice, water or oobleck I needed the whole bottle which cost around £1 to get the colour to show up. Wiltons Food Colouring is so vibrant using the smallest amount. The colour you see here was simply from dipping a cocktail stick into the tub of colouring and into the cornflour. Just from that little bit the perfect colour was made. 

Spring Flower Oobleck

I then poured it into the containers. Added some Spring flowers that were on the turn. Where you can try and use flowers at this stage. Admire them at their best, whetehr you have them cut and in your house or in the garden. Once they start to turn think of different ways you can incorporate them in your play set ups. 

Its really important not to cut flowers whilst they are still of use to the Minibeasts in the garden. That is something you can share and explain to the children too. 
We were all good to go. The twins were still in their highchairs so I popped on an apron and placed the trays down for them. 

Spring Flower Oobleck

It was an instant hit. They were intrigued and fascinated by the texture (.....and so was their Daddy who couldn't resist having a feel too). Note to self - make a tray for Daddy next time too.

Spring Flower Oobleck

The dropped their flowers inside the Oobleck and watched as they sunk into the goo. They would reach in to pick them back up again and petals and flower heads stuck. The sensation of the heads popping from the stems seemed to fascinate them as they did it over and over again. 

Spring Flower Oobleck

As they became more familiar with the texture and knew they had to dig their fingers into the Oobleck to scoop it up, they drizzled it over the flowers. They made marks in the tray. Paused for moments as they experienced the Oobleck oozing through their finger tips. They were engrossed and fascinated by the texture.

Lets take a took at this activity in action:

Spring Flower Oobleck Recipe Activities for Preschool

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