Santa's Magic Milk

"SANTA'S MAGIC MILK"  Super fun science for kids! My littles were in awe!  #magicmilk #scienceforkids #christmasactivitiesforkids
Get kids into the holiday spirit with this fun and magical experiment!

This experiment is easy to set up and will leave the entire family in awe!
"SANTA'S MAGIC MILK"  Super fun science for kids! My littles were in awe!  #magicmilk #scienceforkids #christmasactivitiesforkids
 
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This experiment requires just a few household items, making it very easy to recreate in your own home.  My kids stared in awe as they made Santa's bowl of milk "magically" come alive!  Is it science or magic?  You decide!

Materials
Optional Additions:
  • Line a shallow dish with whole milk or half-and-half.
  • Add a drop of peppermint extract to the milk if scent is desired.  
  • Add glitter to the milks surface.  Then, add a few drops of green and red food coloring.

  • Now, take a popsicle stick and dip one end into dish soap, and then place that end right into the center of the milk.  This is when the magic happens!


What Happens?  
Santa's milk will magically come to life right before your eyes! 
"SANTA'S MAGIC MILK"  Super fun science for kids! My littles were in awe!  #magicmilk #scienceforkids #christmasactivitiesforkids
 The colors will swirl and dance, and the glitter will literally jump to the outer surface of the pan!

SANTA'S MAGIC MILK- experiment for kids

My girls thought this was SO COOL and wanted to make Santa's milk dance again & again!

A Tip:  Is your milk losing steam?  To get your magic milk going again simply dip the popsicle stick in more dish soap, and then place it back into the center of the pan.

Extend the Fun and Experiment Further
  • Will different types of liquids produce the same effect?  Experiment and see!
  • What happens if you dip the popsicle stick off to the side of the dish?
  • Can your kids use their finger to make the milk dance?  We tried it' you will have to as well in order to find out if it works ;)

The Science Behind the Fun

This experiment is truly magical, and it is filled with science, too!  I kept the scientific explanation light since my girls are still so young, but you can read more details on the science behind the magic milk experiment here.
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