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Milky Fireworks

Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:25 PM | Deleted user

This science experiment is adapted from www.artfulparent.com.


  • Whole milk
  • A shallow pan
  • Dish soap
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • Q tips
  1. The first step is to pour a shallow layer of milk over the bottom of the pan. 
  2. Drop food coloring onto the surface of the milk, with a few concentrated drops in different parts of the pan.
  3. Dip your q tip in dish soap and put the soapy end into the concentrated food coloring drops.  Hold it as still as possible!
  4. Watch the color be repelled by the dish soap!
Whole milk is very fatty and the fat in the milk is repelled by the soap, causing the milk that is blue or red to race away from your q tip.

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