Crazy Colors Fun Kid Experiment as a Party Activity
by: Anne-Marie Killer
Here is an easy, inexpensive and fun kid experiment for your
next kid birthday party.
This activity, which is strictly speaking a kid science
experiment, can be used in any party as entertainment. Even better: have a "Mad
Chemist" theme and use this idea as one of the kid experiments.
Fill a plate or saucer with milk and put in a few drops of
food coloring on top of the milk in different spots. The smaller the drops the
Use a spoon to pour a small amount of dishwashing liquid into
the milk. Pouring it into the center works best.
Now watch the colors dance and explode.
This might sound very simple to you, but I've done this a few
times with kids aged 6 - 10 and was amazed at how much pleasure this gave them!
Let them each do their own - provide different colors and encourage them to try
out different things. You will be amazed at the beautiful patterns they manage
to create. Allow them to repeat the process a few times. They'll get the hang of
it after one or two tries. If the kids are too small to do it themselves, you
can do it as a demonstration. Or, why not just let them bring old clothes with,
put down lots of old newspapers and allow them to make a big mess. They will
love you for it!
Water has a "skin" called surface tension. This is a force on
the surface of water which pulls it inwards. Soap or dishwashing liquid breaks
down the surface tension and stops the skin from forming. This stops water
sticking together in drops and so it flows more easily into all the places where
About The Author
Anne-Marie Killer is a mother of two teenagers and a
toddler. She is the webmaster and owner of Perfect Party Ideas.
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