Magic Milk Kaleidoscope

Magic Milk Kaleidoscope

Magic Milk Kaleidoscope 268 201 admin

Milk moving and swirling on its own – you will not believe your own eyes! A few simple items in the kitchen make real science magic.

What you need:

  • Whole milk or half and half
  • Shallow bowl or plate with a rim
  • Food coloring
  • Q-Tip or toothpick
  • Dish detergent

What you do:

  1. Pour milk to cover bottom of container.
  2. Add drops of food coloring on edges of dish.
  3. Place a drop of dish soap on the end of a Q-Tip.
  4. Gently touch the Q-Tip in the middle of the milk and hold it there for 10-15 seconds.
  5. Watch the milk start to swirl!

Experiment and discover…

What happens if you put the food color in the middle?
What if you put the soapy Q-Tip on the edge?
Do different colors travel differently?
Do the colors mix?