Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Magical Rainbow Milk

We love science- especially when you can grab one or two things out of the kitchen and not have to run to the store.  So for me, Magical Rainbow Milk  is at the top of the list for a quick go to science activity!  It is easy to put together, all the supplies you need you already have, and it's fun!

To begin our experiment, milk is poured into the bottom of a pie plate.  Sometimes we get a little nervous when milk is being poured.

Next, drops of food coloring are squirted into the milk.

After dipping the end of a Q-tip into dish soap, it is placed into the milk.  In this step, you do not want to stir, just leave the Q-tip in place.  Dip the Q-tip in dish soap again, and place it in another spot in the milk.


  • whole milk
  • dish soap (we used Palmolive)
  • food coloring
  • Q-tip
  • shallow dish (we used a pie plate)
  1. Pour milk into a shallow dish just covering the bottom of the dish.
  2. Squeeze drops of food coloring into the milk.
  3. Dip one end of a Q-tip into dish soap.
  4. Place the Q-tip (dish soap end) into the milk without stirring.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4.
  6. Watch the colors spread through out the milk.


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