Make Your Own Gak

What do you get when you mix one part glue, one part liquid starch a little bit of food coloring?  You get 100% fun with Gak. If you have kids this is a great way to introduce them to science and have something fun to play with afterward.

When my son was younger he made something similar at our local Science museum except it was called Oobleck in honor of Dr. Suess.  Not only did my son have playing with the finished goo, he learned a little bit about science and mixing chemicals make a different substance that has the properties of both but not exactly like either of them to create a new substance.

For instructions on how to make your own, visit Make It and Love It where Ashley had created step-by-step pictured tutorial.


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I used to make this when I worked in childcare and I give you this warning: Keep track of this stuff. I once lost a batch behind a shelf and it went bad. Badly bad. What the HOLY HELL is that STENCH bad.

Also, it is nearly impossible to get out of clothes.

Sheesh, I'm a buzzkill today. Pay no attention to the grumpy lady!
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At the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, it was called Ooblek as well, but they pitched it as a non-Newtonian liquid. I had to explain to a few kids what that meant, I don't think the presenters were doing a fair representation.
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