Candy Hearts Oobleck Science Sensory Play
Candy hearts oobleck science sensory play! These candy hearts make for perfect Valentine’s early learning play! We have used them for a fun and quick math game, sink and float science, and in our mini erupting hearts! This time we made a great science sensory activity called oobleck or sometimes called goop! Check out our Red Hots Goop too!
Candy Heart Oobleck Science Sensory Set Up
Oobleck is a cool thing! Is it a solid or a liquid? Both! It’s called a non- Newtonian Fluid. When pressure is exerted on it like squeezing it or picking it up, it acts like a solid. When there is no pressure exerted on it, it flows like a liquid. Scoop it up with a spoon like a solid and watch as it slowly pours off the spoon like a liquid. Cool science!
Supplies: Candy Conversation hearts, cornstarch, water, bowl and spoon for mixing, tray or shallow pan for exploring. We also added a spoon, tweezers, cookie cutter and heart shaped containers.
To make candy hearts obelisk: Mix a 2:1 ratio of cornstarch to water. It should not be to cake that it is crumbly or to liquid that it just runs everywhere. Transfer to a shallow dish or pan for exploring and playing. Add your candy hearts and tools. Get set for some cool science!
It’s also rather messy science sensory play. Candy hearts oobleck is an awesome Valentine’s Day activity but is also perfect anytime of the year! The ingredients are quick and simple to mix together for anytime play! We stacked hearts, scooped hearts, noticed how the hearts began to dissolve like when we made our peppermint oobleck! He also wanted to use a spray bottle to to “test” the candy hearts oobleck. In our Valentine’s goop we extended the activity by adding more cornstarch and then more water to see what would happen.
Make this easy Candy Hearts Oobleck for Valentine’s Day early learning and play! 2 common ingredients for a morning of fun, discovery, science, and sensory play. Adults seem to have a great time too!