Art with Toddlers, Color Play

Fizzy Oobleck

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I happened upon this lovely, squishy, slimy recipe while trying to create a recipe for something else.

It will grow, and grow, and grow as the citric acid reacts with the other ingredients. And when the reaction has slowed, you’re left with an ooblecky substance that’s fun to squish and explore.


  • 1 cup Corn starch
  • 1/4 cup Baking soda
  • 1/4 cup Citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Food dye


  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Mix water and food color separately, then add in while mixing swiftly.
  3. Scrape mixture into your favorite sensory container with some scoops and sensory toys and play away!

If you like this sensory base, you must try out our Magic Sensory Foam and Bubbly Bath Sand and Aquafaba Sensory Foam. I hope you and your littles have time for some oozy goozy color play soon! Enjoy!

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