Introduction: How to Make Oobleck!

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Oobleck is my fav thing and i'm just showing you how to make it.
it's really simple.. ~My camera died Sorry~

EDIT: Title changed

Step 1: Stuff Needed

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4 Things needed to make Oobleck

~ 1 cup of Cornstarch
~ 1/2 cup of Water
~ A big bowl
~ A metal spoon (i used a plasic one and broke it)

Step 2: Here We Go!

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Pour Cornstarch in first (see picture 1), Add water (see picture 2)(do a little bit at a time), Stir for 2-3 mins

Step 3: Done!

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Have fun with your Oobleck!!!! Make sure to Enjoy it too!


jlucero2 (author)2012-09-12

Oh and dont forget safety goggles so the corn starch doesnt get in your eyes Lol

Ada22 (author)2012-02-11

i added perfume and green food coloring and it looks like slime, yet smells like apples. its really awesome!!!

bunduk (author)2007-02-24

I love this stuff although it stinks.

Ada22 (author)bunduk2012-02-11

if u spray some perfume into it, it smells really good :D

Flumpkins (author)2008-09-20

LOL yeah. I almost never have dreams, and when I do, they make no sense whatsoever. Like once I had a dream that I had crazy deep pencil thick holes in my hand. And one where I was in my bedroom which is on the second floor, then I dug up a dead body with really extremely old coins under the body.

torie_brook (author)Flumpkins2011-10-27

I Had a dream one time that my boyfriend was an ax murder then when i asked him about it he turned into a giant cat with wings and flew away.

dataphool (author)2007-02-08

I have carefully read this site, and the other, referred to in Shark500's polemic; however, neither posting refers to, what I consider an important, nay, critical fact about the subject. The subject is Oobleck. What is it? More important, why is it? Does it serve any useful purpose? or does it merely serve to focus insanity on this site?

torie_brook (author)dataphool2011-10-27

scientists are also trying to use it for bullet proofing.

geoslim13 (author)dataphool2011-02-24

Oobleck is the common name for this "non-Newtonian" fluid. It pours like a liquid, but when force is applied it is a solid.

What is it? dunno but its fun lol
Does it serve any useful purpose? = entertainment

Its from a DR Sues book.

bwells2 (author)2011-06-28

I want to fill a pool with it and run across it!

Bad Donut (author)2007-02-10

There's at least 3 more of the same exact instructable.

Yeah, but like Trebuchet03 said "No need ;)

It's great to have more than one version/method etc. :) His/her recipe is different and what you do (even if someone else already did it) is always a reflection of no one other than yourself ;)
" so take that!

But their all the same. There's no variation watsoeva. corn starch + water = oobleck

"so take that!

Saturn V (author)Bad Donut2010-08-06

Yes, There is variations. If you vary the ammounts of cornstarch to water, you will get different consistencies. The thicker the oobleck, the more corn starch required.

hey dude... are there any chatrooms on this thing? cuz if there is...we should go on it! you gave me my first comment


yes there is...

thanx 4 thee comment

 i maid oobleck and it was awesome  and i did not learn it from here i learned it from dr.seuss

Flumpkins (author)2008-07-26

I once had a dream that I was in science class in my mom and dad's bedroom. Everyone was like jumping on the bed and stuff. The teacher then said "Okay, time to make oobleck!" she pulled out a broken rubber band. "Freddy stick out your tongue!" And a boy stuck out his tongue. The teacher put the broken rubber band over his tongue. And while pushing down, she slid the rubber band down his tongue. And out the tip of his tongue came some blue oobleck. Really trippy dream.

Braeburn (author)2008-06-24

it is for entertainment

crestind (author)2007-02-07

Woah, I just saw this cool video showing some of oobleck's properties! (Cool site too).

Skip to the end, where the oobleck starts growing- very cool. Looks more like mercury or something in the video.

crestind (author)crestind2007-02-08

Does anybody know how/why it can grow in the end?

There is a Yery Fast High Speed Pulser underneath the bowl.

PetervG (author)2007-02-07

This stuff is amazing. I saw a video of people jumping in a pool of that stuff once. Oh here it is!

Yeah I saw that that's what made me make Oobleck

jeffreyf (author)2007-02-07

Excellent. See if you can dig up a camera (or even a camera phone) to show how you did it, and what you've done with it.

Did you make some?

Not tonight :) I'm flying to Boston tomorrow, and need to pack, but I think there may be some Oobleck attempts when I return.

All right :)

I will find some battries

WesDoesStuff (author)2007-02-07

I beg you, nai, PRAY you sir do blease take notice of the search bar a-top of this fine site. Your presence hear is a mear reflection of someone else's work.
Let all know from the text of my keybored to kindly search before posting and adding more clutter to this fine webspace.
I bid you farewell.

I do enjoy your gentleman speech. I find that this instructable is a good one, especially for the middle-school chemistry teacher.

trebuchet03 (author)WesDoesStuff2007-02-07

No need ;) It's great to have more than one version/method etc. :) His/her recipe is different and what you do (even if someone else already did it) is always a reflection of no one other than yourself ;)

jeffreyf (author)trebuchet032007-02-07

Thank you Trebuchet, I couldn't have said it better. We'll have categories soon, which will also help with the matter.

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