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Fun Food Activities to Do with Kids: Milk Kaleidoscope

Fun Food Activities to Do with Kids: Milk Kaleidoscope

Who says science isn’t fun?! This simple experiment involves only five ingredients and will leave your kids in awe.

What you need:

  • Whole milk
  • A small dish or platter
  • Cotton swabs
  • Dish soap
  • Food coloring
An overhead shot of the supplies needed to make a milk kaleidoscope: dish soap, cotton swabs, whole milk, a plate, and food coloring


Start by pouring the whole milk into the dish. You only need enough to cover the bottom.

Market Basket whole milk being poured onto a paper plate


Next, add a few drops of food coloring to the milk. You can put as few or as many as you like, randomly scattered or in a pattern – let your imagination run wild!

Food coloring drops being placed in the whole milk


Place a drop of dish soap onto the cotton swab and gently place the soapy end into the middle of the milk platter. Hold it there for 10-15 seconds, watching the colors burst!

A soapy cotton swab is placed into the milk, causing the food coloring to separate, bursting with color


This experiment will work better if you gently place the cotton swab into the milk rather than swirl it. Your little ones will watch in amazement as the colors mix around the milk, creating a kaleidoscope effect.