Veronika’s old enough now for her first messy sensory play, and this little game is a baby’s first introduction to ooblek!
As a reminder, “ooblek” is a fantastic substance that acts like a liquid in some circumstances, and a solid in others.
To make a very basic version, combine 1 cup cornstarch and 1/2 cup water in a bowl. Add just a few drops of natural food coloring.
I sat Veronika down in her high chair – with sleeves rolled up and bib on! – and got ready for the mess.
Drip some of the mixture onto the highchair tray. It will drip like a liquid, but solidify once on the tray. You can run your finger through it, and leave neat designs.
She seemed hesitant at first, which surprised me; this is a girl who loves to get her hands in her food. But soon, her little fingers were squishing through the mixture.
I very gently spooned some right into her fist. She squished and squeezed!
Ooblek is fun!
What sensory play does your baby like? Please share in the comments!