Friday, April 4, 2014

DIY: Color Changing Milk Experiment

Happy Friday everyone!
A few months ago I did this fun experiment in Chemistry class involving milk and food coloring! I decided I must share it!
You could do this with your kids, or just by yourself! I did this with my 4 year old brother and he LOVED it. He thought it was magical, ( I did too to be honest).


    - Milk {whole or 2%}
    - Plate {I used a plastic plate, just in case the food coloring dyed the plate}
    - Food Coloring {red, yellow, green, blue}
    - Dish washing soap {I used Dawn}
    - Cotton Swab

  1. Poor milk onto plate, make sure you pour enough to cover the bottom of the plate.
  2. Add one drop of each of the four colors of food coloring  {red, yellow, blue, and green}  to the milk.
  3. Place the droplets in the center of the plate and try to get the colors all close together without mixing them. 
  4. Place one end of the cotton swap in the soup.
  5. Place the soapy end of the cotton swab in the center of the food coloring droplets.
  6. Watch the magic happen!!

     If you want to make the concoction look even cooler you can take the cotton swab and mix the colors all around!

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  1. Now imagine this very technique as a stunning nail polish treatment! I just watched a tutorial on youtube using water and drops of polish to create this very effect. Just Google 'Water Marble Nail Art' (say that 5 times fast!) and prepare to be amazed.

    1. Oh my goodness! I've heard about that! I'm definitely going to have to try it!

  2. I will def try this with my 8 year old, hes a milk hog and at least he can learn and play with it before!


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