Today we have done one of the simplest science experiments for younger children – milk marbling! If you haven’t done this before, you should give it a try! It’s really easy to set up and effects are amazing!
Supplies to Prepare for Milk Marbling Experiment
If you have never done milk marbling before this is what you’ll need:
- shallow bowl (we used glass rectangular casserole baker)
- liquid food color
- toothpicks or q-tips
- milk (we used whole milk)
- a bit of dish soap.
You can see the set up on the picture:
How to Experiment with Milk Marbling?
Simply add milk in a bowl to cover the bottom, then:
- invite kids to add few drops of food color,
- let them dip a q-tip or toothpick in a dish soap,
- and ask them stick in a milk.
- Watch the magic!
Girls had lots of fun playing with q-tips and watching color escaping and mixing.
As I mentioned we had to fill in our bowls 3 times with milk and do this experiment again because, after some time, all the colors would blend in a greenish-blue shade.
Of course, this wouldn’t be a full experience if my daughters wouldn’t dip their hands into colored milk and see if they could mix the colors with their hands.
For an end, my older daughter came with an idea to freeze this mixture but we’ll get to that some other time…
Would you try milk marbling? Or have you done it before?
What to Try Next?
- Volcano and Dinosaurs – Science Meets Play
- Shaving Cream Color Mixing Sensory Bag
- 5 Easy Bottle Cap Busy Bags for Toddlers