Dr. Seuss wrote "Bartholomew and the Oobleck," the sequel to "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins," in 1949. In the story, a magical spell was cast to create an extremely sticky green substance also known as "goop" coming from the sky. He called it oobleck!
Make this fun goop (oobleck) at home with your kids! We had a little help from ehow for this activity.
1. Get two bowls to make the oobleck. In one bowl put 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of white glue. Then add just a few drops of green food coloring to the bowl. In the other bowl, mix two cups of warm water with two tablespoons of Borax.
2. Stir it until it dissolves. Add 1/4 cup of the mixture of Borax with the mixture of glue. Your Dr. Seuss oobleck will immediately take form.
3. Play with the oobleck. You can try rolling it into a ball and bouncing it, stretching it, or pressing to newsprint (it picks up the colour).
Store the oobleck in a zip-lock bag and refrigerate to keep. Make sure when cleaning up to vaccum or sweep up any mess, but don't put any into the sink – it will clog the drain!