Magic Milk

Have you ever tried to make “Magic Milk” with your children?  I have!!  It’s a simple preschool science experiment that can be used to demonstrate surface tension, to play around with color mixing and to just have all kinds of fun!

All you need is:

  • Milk
  • Food coloring
  • Small bowl of dish soap
  • Toothpick or popsicle stick
  • Glitter (this you don’t really need, but it’s just for fun!!)

It’s easy-peasy to make magic milk as well.  Just pour the milk into a shallow bowl or pan and let your child pick out colors of food coloring to drop into different places in the milk.  Then, dip your toothpick into your dish soap, dip the toothpick into the milk and watch the colors move!!

magic milk

At this point, it becomes fun to add glitter in and watch it move and mix with the milky colors.


Keep adding food coloring and glitter and watch your masterpiece change!  At some point, as you get things stirred up, you’re going to start seeing some beautiful color mixing!!  Do you see how some of our colors are starting to change to lavender?


And that’s all there is to it!  This is great as a simple boredom buster and and fit the bill when you’re looking for a simple hands-on activity to do with your children!



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