Thursday, November 6, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mutigant Ooze

If you have TMNT fans in your house, or perhaps were one yourself (they have been around for 30 years, after all) you know what I'm talking about.  That mutigant ooze stuff that turned four cute little baby turtles into the lean, green ninja team that they are today.

When the kids wanted to do a Ninja Turtle theme for school, I knew the 5 year old in particular would enjoy making Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ooze.

This is similar to Bartholomew's Oobleck, if you are a Dr. Seuss fan.

1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup water
green food coloring
1/2 cup baking powder
(or any amount you wish to make, but use equal parts)

Measuring cups
Spoon/spatula to stir

1.  Mix several drops of green food coloring into the water.
2.  Mix corn starch and water together in bowl until dissolved.
3.  Add baking powder and watch it bubble and "ooze" for a bit.
4.  Get slimy!

I let the boys do the measuring, pouring and stirring.

Here's where we added the baking powder and it started to "ooze" for us.

We did have to finish mixing it together so they could get started!  One of the boys was apprehensive . . . for just a few seconds anyway!

The boys were intrigued with how it went from feeling thick and goopy to liquid-like as you moved your hands through it quickly or slowly.

This was a quick and easy sensory activity for a little bit of play, but of course it could easily turn into a science lesson as well.  This was our kick-off activity for our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle unit study, and I wanted to keep it light and simple, so we left it as a "fun" activity.  There's more TMNT coming, so be on the lookout!

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  1. My kids loved playing with ooblek when we made it a while ago, I am sure they would love the extra oozing part. Neat idea. Thanks for sharing with Throwback Thursday Blog-Style. I am pinning this on my science board.

    1. This is definitely a fun sensory activity for a rainy day. Thanks for pinning!