If we're not gettin' gak-tastic, we're busy making this concoction (called "Oobleck" by some). It consists of
  • 1 1/2 C. Corn Starch
  • 1 C. Water
  • Food Color
Mix ingredients. When pushed or tapped or knocked on, the mixture appears dry and solid. When held and dripped, it's a liquid. Like magic!

Of course, we "painted" ourselves with the corn starch as well. (It reminded me that old-timey Cornsilk powder from the drug stores.)

Neat food coloring design.

It makes a terrible mess, but this science experiment is totally worth all the clean-up.


Wonders of the World

It just so happens we had to make a last minute day trip to New Braunfels, TX from Austin. What family entertainment could we conjure up along the way to make this trip a mini-vacation? Why, Wonder World, of course! None of us had been and we had no idea what adventures were in store:

from a 150 feet foot deep cave ...

to the top of a too-tall lookout tower...

feeding crazy-eyed deer...

and best of all, the gift shop.

Jackalope! Oh, the wonders we witnessed that day. This was actually hysterical compared to the fainting goats they had corralled outside. Look away, kids. Look. Away....