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Try This at Home

There’s a long vacation coming! Here’s a great book to break the boredom that also offers cool things kids can make that are yucky, touchy, artsy, and more! The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions has everything from Applesauce Cinnamon Dough to Jiggle Finger Paints to Jewel & Gem Goop. Some are very easy and tame and others take the courage to face a bit of a mess!

Here’s a super sensory favorite:


This mysterious concoction turns from a liquid to a solid and back again. Crazy!


¾ cup cornstarch

1/3 cup water

5-7 drops food coloring


  1. Mix water and food coloring together in a small bowl
  2. Slowly add cornstarch to water and food coloring mixture. Do not stir!
  3. Let the mixture stand for 2-3 minutes
  4. Pick up a handful of Magic Muck and squeeze it until it forms a hard ball. Open your hand and the magic muck will turn from a solid ball back to a liquid.

Do you have any favorite concoctions you pull out of your hat on a rainy/snowy day?

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screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-11-55-14-amAnna Johnson, Head of School at The Wolf School, is a devoted, passionate educator with more than 17 years of classroom and leadership experience. She holds a BA and MAT from Brown University and speaks locally and nationally on topics related to Complex Learners.

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