37 responses to “cornstarch dough and watercolors”

  1. Pumpkinbear

    Shoot! I was all set to mix this up, and then…2 cups of baking powder, holy smokes! It’s now top item on the must-do list AFTER our next shopping trip.

  2. girl

    i cant make it or fry it on the stove but molding it without that is pretty good!

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  4. Laura

    We made this dough at the nature center and used it to make bird nests.Idea for nests came from family fun site that used model magic( We put tiny twigs in them to be more realistic looking, and will weave in grasses etc later) After painting them brown they looked really good. I think we will make some more to make eggs for the nests. Wonderful medium for our folks. thanks for the recipe.

  5. Dawn

    Fun! Did you make beads with them? Love the colors…perfect for a rainy day, going in my favorites file right now :)

  6. luvinthemommyhood

    Thanks for the great recipe! I can’t wait to try this out with my daughter. We added you to our link luv roundup today, come by for a peek!

  7. Shona Leah

    I know I’ll be inspired with every visit to your blog! Thank-you Lisa :o)

  8. kelly

    Lisa, This is fantastic. I’m going to try this with my boys this week. They will love it! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Megan Steinwagner

    Thank you so much for the recipe! My 5 year old daughter and I made planets, ducks and cats today. (not sure who had more fun!)…can’t wait to paint! Thanks again.

  10. Annie

    I love what you were able to make with this clay! We’ll have to try too.

  11. Sybille

    What fun, thank you for sharing the recipe!

  12. amida

    We love mad scientist day and have it at least once a year! The last time around, we went all out and made oobleck, boogers, and gloop, then performed tests on all of them. Super fun stuff!

  13. TONYA

    Have I mentioned how much I love your site.

    Another great idea. The kids will love this.

  14. Julia

    How lovely this recipe is. Its nice to see how happy the girls are playing with it. I will definitely try.
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. nicola@which name?

    now this is new to me! COOL! thanks, lisa!

  16. tikjewit

    can’t wait to make some with (almost) 2year old; thanks for sharing!

  17. Elizabeth

    Love it!! I totally made some with my kids and have been spreading the word. Thanks!!

  18. Sara

    These are so neat! I love the way that they absorb the paint! I think we will try this once my house is put back together and I can find everything again!
    thanks for sharing!
    peace & love,

  19. gina

    Love this recipe- so going to spend an afternoon with it over February vacation!

  20. Teresa

    We love ooobleck – and we love homemade playdough – so now we’ll have to try it with cornstarch…

  21. Emma

    This stuff looks fabulous! I’m not sure whether we have cornstarch over here. We have cornflour but I’m not sure it’s the same thing. I’m bookmarking this so I can make it for my girls – if I manage to find the right ingredient! Many thanks for the idea as ever x

  22. Melissa

    I love how the dough is really white. Not off white or pie dough coloured. This is going in the vault for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Rachel

    Oh how fun! I love playing with cornstarch! The paint is such a fun idea. Thanks so much for this post, I’ll be linking.

  24. Olga

    It all looks so yummy! The colours turned out truly magic!

  25. Earth Mama

    We’ve made some glop out of white glue and borax before. This looks fun…kinda like model magic.


  26. Robin

    Love the Font!!! I also love this idea!!! You know Lisa P-W is going to love this too!

  27. Plain and Joyful Living

    Thank you for sharing this recipe and the idea of using watercolor paint. This will be one of our craft activities this week.
    The watercolors look beautiful.
    Warm wishes,

  28. juana

    Hi Lisa and Little Ladies! Yes, cornstarch is an enjoyable way to make little things with children. Your art works are beautiful! I too, have been trying it this week; but my recipe is : one part of glue and one of cornstarch , one spoon of vaseline oil and one spoon of lemon juice.
    Have a wonderful and crafty Sunday!

  29. The Tan Family - Syrendell

    Oh what fun…we will try to make some of this! Thank you for the wonderful post, as always. I appreciate how much you inspire us!

  30. Kami

    I am going to be trying this, looks like fun!

  31. Wendy

    What a fun idea, especially for cold or rainy days! Thank you very much for posting the recipe for the clay. We use Play-doh, but this looks more flexible, since it can be painted. It will be nice to have this in my little bag-of-tricks for bad weather days!

  32. Linda

    This looks like such fun, thanks for sharing:)

  33. Shady Lady

    Princess and I had fun with this dough at Hanukkah time! We love Ooblek (didn’t know it was called that). We made that when we learned about non-Newtonian fluids. Fun!!!

  34. Ivy

    That looks so fun. We’ve done the corn starch “quick sand” before, but haven’t made dough out of the corn starch. I can’t wait to try it and see how the water colors react to it.

  35. Amy

    This is wonderful! Thanks for including the recipe! I appreciate it! Can’t wait to use it!

  36. Christie

    We love making this stuff. It’s a smoother texture and is a bit shinier than other doughs and clays. I LOVE the link! Thank you.

  37. Kathleen

    Remind me to tell you about the messy party I had for my little lady when she was about three…It involved a 25 pound bag of flour and 10 feet away a kiddie pool.