Watch the children’s faces when they discover that they can make the colour in the water disappear! All you need to make this happen is:
3 clear cups
3 different food colourings
A little bit of bleach
First, half fill each of the 3 cups with water and add a different colour food colouring to each. Then, using a dropper, add a few drops of bleach to each cup. Using the stirrer, stir away the colour.
Please ensure the safety of the children doing this experiment as it involves bleach. Make sure there is close adult supervision at all times and use the appropriate protective equipment (we used gloves).
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This is a simple experiment just using food. You can just watch how the colour disperses or manipulate the pattern by swirling with a cotton bud.
All you need for this experiment is:
A foil tray
Some cotton buds
First, pour some milk into the foil tray. Then, using Droppers, drop some food colouring into the milk. This is more effective if you use different colours. Then either just watch what happens or use the cotton buds to swirl the food colouring in the milk (children prefer this idea).
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This is a ‘pretty’ science experiment, hence the involvement of glitter. Everything is more fun with a bit of glitter! Watch a volcano eruption before your very eyes!!
All you need is:
Firstly, empty some baking powder into a bowl. Using the droppers, add some food colouring to the baking powder. Then sprinkle on some glitter. Next, add some distilled vinegar to the food colouring drops with the droppers. Watch as the concoction starts to erupt!!
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We had to share this super easy recipe with you guys. Not only does it taste delicious but you will more than likely have all the ingredients in the house. Also, it literally takes 10 minutes!
Plastic food bags
First, put 2 cups of milk into a food bag and add 3/4 cup of sugar. Add a teaspoon of vanilla essence. Tie a knot in the bag and place inside a larger bag of ice. Add some rock salt to the ice. Then also tie a knot in the larger bag. Finally, shake the bag vigorously for 10 minutes.
Check out how we did it here:
You may need some helpers at hand to give you a break from the shaking. However, this makes a great arm work out to burn some calories so you don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying the ice cream.
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Being creative provides children with new ways of thinking and problem-solving skills. It gives children the opportunity to try new things and encourages them to express themselves. This glow stick experiment is a very simple science experiment that allows you to be creative.
All you need for this experiment is:
IMPORTANT! Please supervise children at all times during science experiments. Do NOT use toxic substances. Check the packaging of products carefully and provide protective equipment such as gloves and googles where necessary!
Simply snip off the end of a glow stick with the scissors and tap away at the glass to empty the contents onto the glass. Use a mixture of different colours and methods of emptying the glow stick to create different patterns.
Can you suggest any other ideas for being creative with glow sticks? Please leave your comments below.
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