This easy science experiment for kids is so much fun! It produces visually stunning results with common pantry items.
I loved this experiment because we had everything on hand. Within a few moments I had the area ready and both kids were ready to get involved. If you don't have pipettes, you could use a medicine dropper, or even a straw.
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A Few Small Dishes
I added 3 drops of food coloring to each bowl of water. We decided to try green and blue.
I gave the kids a few pipettes. I asked them what they thought would happen if they added the color to the oil. Harp said it would be like paint. Rolf said it would turn the same color.
They began dropping the watercolor into the oil.
They discovered that the color didn't mix, it just formed little balls of color in the oil.
We added more water to the food coloring.
It still didn't change the way the oil and water color didn't mix.
This project was completely visually stunning. Both of the kids were hooked!
I was pretty impressed too. I thought this was a great experiment for the kids!
I am glad I got photos as it was basically a form of liquid art!
This is a great way to explore common household items with kids, and see how they react to each other. This is a very economical experiment too; only pennies to complete!
I loved that with this super easy project we could encourage the inner scientist that lives in every curious kid.