Swirling Colors in Milk

Another easy science activity for kids. Make colors swirl on milk.

Swirling colors | Mateo Plays 2020

You can find an explanation to what’s happening here from a free ebook Science in Your Kitchen! by Dr. Kristen Navara of Musings of a Mom Scientist.

Materials

  • Milk (we used 100 ml on a shallow plate)
  • Food coloring (at least the basic colors)
  • Dish soap
  • Cotton buds
Swirling colors | Mateo Plays 2020

How

  1. Pour milk on a dish.
  2. Put a few drops of each color around the dish, separate from each other.
  3. Put dish soap on one end of a q-tip/cotton buds.
  4. Dip the end with dish soap on the plate of milk and see the colors swirl.
Swirling colors | Mateo Plays 2020

Mateo later turned this activity into a sort of messy sensory play.

See the full video below from the experiment to the messy play. I still am lazy to edit so watch a 10-minute random video for now.

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