The 5 Days of Spring Break {day 1. Cornstarch Quicksand}

Cornstarch Quicksand
This is a super EASY and fun science experiment for kids.  It keeps my kids occupied for the better part of an afternoon, easily.  It looks super messy, buy believe me, it cleans up very easily with just water :)

Cornstarch quicksand is a Non-Newtonian Fluid, meaning it has properties of both a liquid and a solid.  Have fun testing how it reacts to pressure, when it is squeezed & when pressure is released...what happens when an object is placed on top or when an object sinks into the mixture...just have fun!

Here's what you need:
1 part water {1/2 cup}
2 parts cornstarch {1 cup}
food coloring...if you like...I opt to not add it :)
Just mix it up...It works best when you use your hands.
Then start experimenting!

It's hard to get a good picture of what happens with the quicksand, so here are a few videos of my kids in action {sorry about any baby babbles in the background} :)

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