Oobleck – Autism Friendly Project

Objective: Create a hands-on project that is fun and made with familiar household objects. 

Materials: 

  • Mixing bowl 
  • 1 cup of water 
  • Food Coloring 
  • 2 cups of Corn Starch  
  • (Optional) 1/8 tsp of cinnamon  

Step 1: In a mixing bowl, pour 1 cup of water into the bowl. 

Step 2: Add 3-4 drops of food coloring or a pinch (1/8 tsp) of cinnamon into the water. 

Step 3: Add 2 cups of corn starch into the bowl 

Step 4: Mix it all together until the mixture is not watery. You will know if it is ready to play with by taking a spoon and quickly tapping it. If it bounces off, it is prepared to play with. If It is still watery, add a little bit more corn starch until the spoon bounces off.  

Multi-Sensory: Senses Engaged 

  • Taste  
  • Sight  
  • Touch  
  • Smell 

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