Friday, March 2, 2012

"Mm" is for Milk (Art)



How did my children make this awesome art?


The answer may surprise you!  It is Color Changing Milk, a science experiment we did yesterday morning!  

This was a super easy and fun experiment with milk, food coloring, and liquid dish soap!  Since my 4 year old is doing "Mm" this week in her Alphabet Boxes, I thought this would be a fun activity to do with all my cupcakes!  I got this idea from the Sun Scholars program that I purchased, downloaded, and printed.  



We put milk into a shallow dish and put one drop of different colors of food coloring into the center:


Then each child touched their plate of milk with a clean cotton swab and watched what happened:



We then added a drop of liquid dish soap to the other end of the cotton swab and put it in the milk.  These are some of our results...Beautiful Milk Art!


The Sun Scholars Program then had information about how this worked with a note that stated that the Milk Changing activity was found at Steve Spangler Science.  My children were more into the colors than the actual science behind it, but it was such a fun, easy and fascinating activity!  Go ahead, give it a try!

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10 comments:

noreen said...

Hi Tracy,

Who would of thought that you could make art using milk. It did turn out so cool. I would imagine your children wanted to do this again and again!

melismama said...

Yes we did this last Summer and the kids loved it! Great going!

Tracy said...

Hi Noreen!
Yes my kids wanted to do it again and again but I didn't want to use all my milk :)
Have a blessed weekend and thanks for stopping by to comment! :)

Tracy said...

Hi Melissa!
Glad your kids enjoyed it too! :)
Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Mom2Seven said...

Hi Tracy! I am going to bookmark this for "one of those days"! I like to have easy, fun ideas saved for those days that need something to turn them around... you know, whiny, bickering days! Happy weekend! +JMJ+

Tracy said...

Hi Annita!
O, I so know those whiny, bickering days! Great idea to have ideas saved to save you from "one of those days" or moments :) Great to hear from you! Hope you are having a blessed weekend! God Bless!

Kim said...

Fun stuff! Just have to remember not to drink it...

Mary said...

What a great idea!

Tracy said...

HI Kim! Ha! Ha! My kids didn't want to drink it, they just wanted to use the whole gallon of milk and the entire bottle of dish soap! :)

Tracy said...

Mary, it was alot of fun! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)

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