Friday, June 24, 2011

Kitchen Fireworks

Turn everyday kitchen items into a dazzling display!

You will need:
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Milk
  • Food coloring
  • Small saucer
  • Q-tips
How to:
  1. Pour milk into saucer.
  2. Pour one drop of each food color into milk. Don't stir!
  3. Place one drop of dish soap on to the end of a Q-tip. Place Q-tip into milk and watch the show!

I'm back to being a full-time working mom and finding time for crafts has been hard. I found this science project online and thought it would be a great way to kill a few minutes between dinner and bedtime. What fun! Elliott was totally enraptured by this experiment and I have to admit I was too.

Telling a 4 year old NOT to stir up four shades of food color is like telling me to NOT check out a book at the library: it doesn't happen. Once stirred, the colors turn very dark and it's harder to see the results. Elliott didn't care! He loved every second of this. We did it a couple of times and you will too, so keep extra supplies handy.

Elliott's Evaluation:
It is very cool and funny. Wow! It's so funny! It was so pretty. Super pretty. What will happen when we put one more drop of color in? Oooh, that's super pretty. Let's stir it up. Ooh! That's pretty, too! Can we do this again tomorrow? Whoa!! Look at how dark it is when all the colors are mixed up. I love this so much!


  1. Looks like FUN! Elliott should try the fireworks in a glass that we did. Remember that one from years ago? I can find it if you need directions!

  2. I am going to do this! Great craft.