Anyway, little people need activities. Yesterday, I mentioned Miss Belle's new book, the Big book of science things to make and do. We're doing more activities from this.
There was the layered liquid jar: coloured water, oil and golden syrup-introducing density.
and today, slime. The children had expressed interested in the slime page and then yesterday, Anna at the Imagination Tree posted a link to her marbled oobleck. So we really had to have a go.
Cornflour, water and, thanks to Mr Exuberance, lots of food colouring. We used some red, blue,green and black and it looked like, well, slime.
Miss Belle was not impressed-she wanted hers to look beautiful like the marbled oobleck on the Imagination Tree. Mr Exuberance was very, very happy-he made "waterfalls" with his hands, dripped the slime onto paper,
and announced that his very coloured hands were "alien hands".
He would have spent ages playing if it hadn't been necessary to feed the rest of the family. We need to try this again for Miss Belle, using less extravagant amounts of food colouring.
It interests me how the activities for children about solids/liquids and gases generally use unusual or atypical materials but this was a fascinating in a rather slimy way.
This is shared on the Linky party at Living Intentionally and Fun stuff Fridays.