Rainbow Milk Experiment

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Wow the kids while exploring science with the magic milk experiment!

This is one of our absolute favorite science activities!  The process is stunning, and you only need a few kitchen items to set this activity up at home.  Read on to see how you can make magic milk!
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Magic Milk Experiment for Kids

Materials
  • Whole milk or half & half
  • A shallow container
  • Food coloring
  • Dish soap
  • A cotton swab or toothpick
  • Paper towels
Method
  • Begin by pouring 1-2 cups of whole milk or half & half into a shallow container.
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  • Add a little more milk if needed, ensuring that the bottom of the container is fully covered.
  • Add food coloring drops to the outer surface of the milk, using varying colors as desired.
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  • Now, dip a Q-tip/craft stick into dish soap.
  • Then, have kids place that directly into the center of the milk pan.
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  • As soon as the cotton swab touches the surface of the milk the milk will "start to dance"!
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  • As the milk dances the colors swirl and mix, creating the most stunning effects!
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  • My girls thought this was the coolest thing and wanted to make their milk dance again & again!
Extend the Fun
  • Use varying colors of food coloring to create different effects.
  • Explore color theory by using two colors that come together to make a new color.  Red and blue for example will come together to make purple.
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  • Try making shapes and designs with the food coloring in the milk.  What happens when you add the soap?
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  • Experiment with different containers.  Do the results change if you use a square pan verses a circle pan?
  • Make SUPER MAGIC MILK by soaking a cotton ball in dish soap and then dropping it directly into your pan of milk.
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The Science Behind the Fun
  • Why does the food coloring stay on top of the surface of the milk?  
  • What makes the colors dance? 
  • Why does the dish soap cause a reaction? 
Learn all about the science behind the magic milk experiment: 
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