Friday, September 30, 2011

Color Explosion!

Materials Needed:
Wide Mouthed Jar (we used a pickle jar)
food coloring
tooth pick or skewer

1. Fill the jar with water around 1/2 to 3/4 of the way
2. Pour a thin layer of oil on top about a 1/2 inch thick
3. Take food coloring and squeeze a few little droplets on top of the oil
4. Take your toothpick or skewer and push the food coloring through the oil as soon as it breaks through the oil layer it will explode into the water
5. Make sure you use standard food coloring (it is water soluble) you do not want to use a lipid (fat) based dye (cake dyes) they will dissolve in the oil which defeats the purpose of this fun experiment.



Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

what a cool experiment! Thanks for sharing so many fun ideas on the Sunday Showcase. Hope to see you this week -


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