More Creative Fun with
Weird Harvest Oobleck Dough
Peakles and I are really excited that we are sharing our 9th dough with you as part of the 12 Months of Sensory Dough 2015.
We love being outdoors and are always collecting things from walks along the beach or in the countryside. This is one of the reasons why we are featuring Nature Inspired Dough – incorporating Outdoors and Nature into our dough theme each month.
For more information about the 12 Months of Sensory Dough then read about it on our main page here.
Nature Inspired Harvest Oobleck Recipe
Please note that this is NOT an edible dough so should NOT be used unsupervised or with children who like to taste/eat dough!
4 cups of cornflour
1 teaspoon red or orange paint or food colouring
1 teaspoon gold or bronze glitter
2 cups warm/hot water
1 cup hair conditioner (we used a raspberry scented one)
Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well. The consistency of this dough should be a solid when squashed together but can be stretched too. We halved the dough and added even more liquid to one-half to make a more liquid dough that would trickle through our fingers.
We also added to the play area some:
Conkers (horse chestnuts)
Nature Inspired Dough
Playing and Exploring
Peakles thought the harvest oobleck looked like great fun and she began poking and prodding it with her fingers. She picked it up and thought it felt funny as it began to ooze through her fingers! Peakles also thought that it smelt lovely like a pudding and she loved looking at the glittery bits in it too!
Soon Peakles was enjoying adding leaves and hiding the seeds in the harvest oobleck. She was fascinated by the fluidity of the dough and liked it to stretch and drip through her fingers onto the conkers and leaves. She also experimented with the conkers by pushing or dropping them into the dough.
She really enjoyed playing with the harvest oobleck. I think this dough worked really well for capturing her imagination. Her scientific curiosity as well as stimulating her senses both through the look and smell of the dough!
We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough and we look forward to next month when we will be writing about our Nature Inspired Soda Dough.
If you are a fan of Pinterest then please pop along to the group’s Sensory Dough Board for more inspiration on how to introduce sensory play doughs to your children. Here are this month’s co-hosts and links through to their posts. Such a great wealth of ideas on how to create, experiment and play with Oobleck!
Co-Hosts and Posts
(this is a global series so if their link is not there yet then try again soon!)
Rainbow Oobleck | Powerful Mothering
Jumping Oobleck | Preschool Powol Packets
Music Inspired Custard Oobleck | Witty Hoots
Exploring Oobleck | Squiggles and Bubbles
Oobleck in the Marble Run Sensory Play | Sugar Aunts
Pumpkin Spice Oobleck | FSPDT
Apple Cinnamon Oobleck | Study at Home Mama
Chocolate Dinosaur Oobleck | Squiggles and Bubbles