Soap Silly Putty comes together quickly in this easy science experiment and offers several hours of fun. Photo by author
Soap Silly Putty comes together quickly in this easy science experiment and offers several hours of fun. Photo by author

Science Experiments at Home: Make Soap Silly Putty

This science experiment comes together so quickly you will be playing with your putty in less than 5 minutes. The smooth texture of this putty satisfies any sensory-seeking scientist in your home. One of our 64 Easy Experiments for Kids Using Household Stuff, this simple experiment uses only dish soap and cornstarch.

Read on for a fun, quick experiment to break up your day.

You Will Need:

  • Cornstarch 
  • Dish soap 
  • Measuring spoons 
  • Mixing bowl 

 

Step 1: The Cornstarch

Scoop 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into a bowl. 

Step 2: The Dish Soap 

Add  1½ tablespoons of dish soap to the cornstarch.

Step 3: Mix it Up 

Start mixing the cornstarch and dish soap until it turns into a putty-like texture. 

Troubleshooting

If your mixture is too runny, simply add more cornstarch.  If your mixture is too dry, add more dish soap. 

The putty lasts for a few hours. 

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