One of my daughter’s favorite activities that we’ve done is our cornstarch and water experiment. (Some call it Oobleck.)
She asks for it quite often. This past week we gave it a new twist: a couple drops of peppermint oil and glitter!
We started off mixing 1 1/2 cups of cornstarch with 1 cup of water. Then we added in several drops of peppermint oil, some pink food coloring, and purple glitter!
I think she liked it even more this way!
It still felt quite solid when you squeezed it in your hand, but it ran much faster when drizzled into the bowl.
The peppermint smell and glitter were a hit with her, too!
Of course the preschooler didn’t want his to be pink. (Who could blame him?) So we mixed up a separate batch in a different color, and minus the “girly” glitter — but it still had that delicious smell!
This activity is always a hit! Science and sensory play all rolled into one makes a great way to spend a snowy day!