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How to Make Out of This World Galaxy Oobleck

Try this fun galaxy oobleck version for a kid-pleasing twist that puts the art in STEAM! The galaxy colors are a fun twist on this classic oobleck science experiment.

It’s also part of our science activities planner because it is perfect for busting boredom during summer break, on rainy days, or as part of a science center.

Speaking of outer space, your child may also enjoy learning about the planets while making a fingerprint solar system.

Looking for a fun kids activity? Kids will LOVE making galaxy oobleck for an out of this world hands-on science experiment. It's fun to play with and will keep kids busy, especially if they are stuck inside on a rainy day. Perfect for homeschool and classroom science centers!

Have you ever made oobleck? It’s a mix between slime and a sensory tub and provides a wonderful way to explore science hands-on for preschool and kindergarten kids.

I love how simple this kids’ activity is to set up – it only requires a few items you likely already have in your kitchen.

What Makes Oobleck So Special?

Oobleck is known as a non-Newtonian fluid, which simply means that it has the properties of a liquid and a solid at the same time.

Apply pressure, and it freezes up. But relax, and it drips off your fingers like a liquid.

Making oobleck is a fun way to explore non-Newtonian fluids, and kids love playing with the goop.

How to Make Galaxy Oobleck

Use simple kitchen ingredients for making oobleck.

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Galaxy Oobleck Supplies:

Directions for making galaxy oobleck:

Mix about a cup of cornstarch and about ¼ cup of water into each jar.

Add one color of food coloring to each jar.

Learn how to make this galaxy oobleck for a fun activity with the kids.

NOTE: You’ll know if the oobleck is the right consistency if it is hard when you press it but slides off your fork or spoon when you let it drip. Add more cornstarch or water to make this consistency. Mix in the food coloring.

Tutorial on how to make galaxy oobleck.

Pour the oobleck one jar at a time onto the tray. Let it drip and mix to look like a galaxy.

Add glitter to look like stars in your galaxy oobleck.

Sprinkle the galaxy with glitter.

Galaxy Oobleck Kids Activity

Show the kids how to hit it to make it seize up and relax their fingers to let the oobleck ooze out. Eventually, the oobleck will turn into a sort of magenta color, but mixing it is half the fun!

Galaxy Oobleck Science Discussion

While the kids are having hands-on fun playing with their galaxy oobleck, ask them for their observations.

For example, how does it feel when they clutch it in their hand? when they press it down? or when they relax their hand?

Kids will love playing with oobleck!

You can also ask them about the colors they see and how it changes the more it gets mixed up.

My kids love making oobleck! It can get a little messy, but it is easy to clean up once it dries.

We hope you try this activity and make galaxy oobleck with your children. It’s a great indoor activity and would be a fun addition to a homeschool science unit or a classroom project.

So, if you need a fun activity to keep your kids busy while sneaking in some learning, then grab your supplies for this galaxy oobleck!

More fun science experiments for kids you may enjoy:

Kids will love playing with oobleck!

Galaxy Oobleck

Yield: 1
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this colorful galaxy oobleck for a fun sensory science activity for kids!

Materials

  • Cornstarch
  • Blue, purple, and pink food coloring
  • White glitter
  • Large tray
  • 3 jars

Instructions

  1. Mix about a cup of cornstarch and about ¼ cup of water into each jar.
  2. Add one color of food coloring to each jar.
  3. NOTE: You’ll know if the oobleck is the right consistency if it is hard when you press it but slides off your fork or spoon when you let it drip. Add more cornstarch or water to make this consistency. Mix in the food coloring.
  4. Pour the oobleck one jar at a time onto the tray. Let it drip and mix to look like a galaxy.
  5. Sprinkle the galaxy with glitter.
  6. Show the kids how to hit it to make it seize up and relax their fingers to let the oobleck ooze out. Eventually, the oobleck will turn into a sort of magenta color, but mixing it is half the fun!

Notes

While the kids are having hands-on fun playing with their galaxy oobleck, ask them for their observations.

For example, how does it feel when they clutch it in their hand? when they press it down? or when they relax their hand?

Did you make this project?

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