Magic Muck

Need about an hour to yourself?

I heard about this little concoction at MOPS, and couldn't wait to try it with my kids.
It looks a lot scarier than it is!

In a small bowl mix:

1/3 cup water + a few drops of food coloring

Slowly stir in:

3/4 cup cornstarch

The water & cornstarch have the strangest reaction. The mix feels really hard, and you can pick it up in clumps. But when you let it run back through your fingers, it turns right back into a gooey liquid. My three- and five-year-olds LOVED it!

This honestly killed over an hour, for three days in a row this week. Just add a few drops of water if it starts to get dry.

My table is covered with oilcloth, but you could just throw down place mats, too.

Clean-up is a breeze! It scrapes right off smooth surfaces, and anything that makes its way to the carpet easily comes up with the vacuum.

Only one warning: If you go with blue, Your kid's hands will pretty much be blue the rest of the day. Keep that in mind. Other than that, this activity is truly magic! Cheap fun.

What could you get done in a hour?!

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