A Super simple fun experiment that somehow ended very differently than it started, but soooo much better than I could have ever planned. It really is amazing how children come up with ideas that we as adults would never even think off. In a split second between me grabbing some paper towel to clean up a spill Zara instead continued and expanded on the activity all on her own creating a lot of fun and mess in the process.
What you will need
Oil (we used vegetable oil)
Food Colouring and Water
I chose to use 4 colours (green, yellow, red and blue) but you can use how ever many you like.
Add a few drops of food colouring to each jar/container of water and stir)
Thats it, start adding drops of colour into the oil and watch the magic happen. This is seriously cool, the coloured water forms bubbles within the oil creating little bubbly patterns. They spent a lot of time adding different colours to their oil containers and swishing it around to see what would happen. This was fun until Zara accidentally spilt some oil from her container onto the table, then it turned in to unplanned fun which was even better. As it was spilt oil it didnt run off the table like normal liquid would but stayed in a blob. Zara looked at it for a second then proceeded to add colour to her spilt oil on the table. As you can see from the pictures the spilt oil turned out way better than the oil in the containers. Yes I know your all thinking Oh my goodness what a mess, but honestly they had so much fun that the clean up was worth it.
|Elina adding drops of coloured water|
|All the colours|
|Zara sucking up the oil into the dropper instead. Very cool|
|Of course more oil had to be spilt after that to cover the whole table, but seriously looked amazing|
|Adding yellow to green|
|Okay this is where it got a little crazy. Shooting the coloured water onto the table instead. There was a lot of laughter at this point.|
|Covering the whole table|
|Colours mixing together|
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