Toddler Tuesday: Milk, Food Coloring, & Soap Experiment

One of my greatest resources for Toddler Tuesdays is Pinterest.  When I spotted this image, and its simple instructions, I knew Naomi and I had to give it a try.

You’ll need:

One Toddler,

Milk, Food Coloring, Dish Soap, and a Cookie Sheet.


Pour the milk on to the cookie sheet until it covers the surface.

Drip food coloring on to the milk.  (Naomi stuck her fingers in the food coloring as you can see).

Now drip the dish soap onto the milk and food coloring, and watch the magic begin!

Naomi loved watching the colors explode away from the soap, swirling and mixing on their own.

I encouraged her to get her fingers in the milk, which mixed the colors further.

She wanted to try it again, but I didn’t want to use as much milk.  So we tried the same experiment in a saucer.

And of course, she wanted to swirl her fingers around in the milk a second time.


All in all, it was a fun experiment with amazing colors!  I can’t wait to try it again, varying the placement of the soap and the food coloring.

What fun things have you tried with your toddler recently?

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