How fun is that? Anyone else want a little color to brighten up the last bit of winter?
I first saw this idea on my personal friend and fellow-blogger Lyndee's blog and last week we shared it on Not JUST a Housewife.
I turned the whole thing into a science lesson about hydrophobic and hydrophillic molecules, where we learned about attraction and repulsion (my inner scientist coming out), but you could very easily turn it into a lesson about how soap works to wash our hands, or you could just have fun because it looks really cool. :)
Want to have fun with your kids today? Here's what you do.
1) Get some milk (preferably whole, but I used 1% with satisfactory results).
2) Pour the milk into a baking dish or shallow bowl.
3) Apply drops of food coloring.
4) Completely not necessay, but I also poured some cooking oil in the milk to demonstrate how oil and milk don't mix. The oil also looks cool when you dip the soap in it.
5) Now get your cotton swab and dip it into some soap (hand soap, dish soap, whatever).
6) Dip your soap-saturated cotton swap into the food dye or into the oil and watch what happens!
You'll be amazed at how quickly things will happen.
What fun pretty colors you can make!
Have fun playing with your kids today.
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