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What You Need

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Step 1 – Add Food Coloring to the Milk

Pour the milk into a glass casserole style dish. Then add a couple of drops of food coloring to the milk. Talk to your child about the different colors. Have her or him point out the different colors. See if they recognize the colors.

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Step 2 – Add Liquid Dish Washing Detergent

Have your child add a couple of drops of detergent right on top of the food coloring. Right when the soap hits the milk, the colors will start to mix and transform into new colors. It’s very cool to watch. At this point you can explain to them that red and blue make purple, yellow and blue make green, and so on.

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Step 3 – Let Your Child Play

The best way to learn is to play. Sometimes following steps can be hard for a 2 year old. In this experiment she had to follow a couple of steps, now let her touch and play with the milk. With her little fingers she can mix the milk, draw cool designs, and watch the colors become a rainbow.

Our 2 year old loved this experiment as did our 5 year old, and because it was so easy to do, we’ve done it over again with new colors.