Super Simple Kitchen Experiment For Kids

Chase and I  were fighting boredom one day so I pulled up my trusty Pinterest account and next thing you know, we are pretending to be Scientists experimenting in the kitchen!  What I love about this experiment is how quick and easy it is.  I had all of the supplies on hand so it was perfect for a last minute boredom buster.  Chase was so excited when he saw the colors swirling like magic and it launched a whole new interest in kitchen play.

What you need:

  • wide bowl or pie plate
  • milk
  • food coloring
  • dish detergent


  1. Pour milk into the pie plate
  2. Drop different colors of food coloring in different areas on the surface of the milk

Drip small amounts of dish detergent in each colorful circle and watch the magic swirls!

Check out my other kid experiment posts for more fun kitchen play:

Making Rain Clouds

Check out my growing Pinterest board for other ideas:  Kids Experiments Pinterest board


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