Kya was really interested in doing another experience (experiment). So last Friday, we got to it.
If you want to try this at home, you’ll need corn starch, water and a bowl. That’s it.
little bit at a time..
corn starch, then water, repeat..until it’s the consistency of honey (I think?)
They couldn’t keep their hands out of it. I didn’t see the big deal? Until I tried it.
His face says it all.
It’s a solid, you can form a ball with it in your hands, then it just melts (like above). I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it myself, it was pretty cool and I am not a huge science fan.
You have to see this in video for the full effect, it’s a few seconds, short and sweet…
We tried it in a smaller bowl for the quick sand effect. If you put your finger in the mixture fast, it’s a solid barrier and your finger bounces off. But if you put your finger in slow, you get right through and actually feel a little resistance when you pull your finger out. Weeeeeird and cool, the kids loved it and made a hot mess.
They recommend that you do not put this mix down the drain. We let the messier parts dry up overnight and used a vacuum to clean it up in the morning.
Good times. Good Times.