Colors | Exploding Colors in Milk

Make colors swirl and mix in milk.

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Yael is mom to a very curious boy who is quite the little scientist - intent on figuring out how everything works. He also loves painting with any medium - whether it be with a paintbrush, a spray bottle, or with fingers.
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What you need: Whole Milk, Food Coloring, Dishwashing Liquid, Cotton Swab, Plate

What you do:

  1. Pour some milk into a plate.
  2. Put a drop of food coloring – each color that you’d like – in the center of the milk.
  3. Add some dishwashing liquid to the end of the cotton swab.
  4. Touch the swab with the dishwashing liquid to the center of the milk.
  5. Watch the explosion of colors!

Questions to explore:

  • Try different color combinations. What happens?
  • What happens when you try different kinds of milk? Non-fat? Whole?