Magic Milk Experiment

Watch the full video tutorial here before getting started:

Here’s another fun experiment you can do with your kids! This Magic Milk Experiment is a great activity to entertain your kiddos and teach them about colors as well. Because you’ll be using different food colors, you can ask them to identify which colors you’re going to drop in the milk. The ingredients used in this experiment can also be easily found in your kitchen! 

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A Guide to Magic Milk Experiment

Are you ready to do the magic milk experiment? Let’s get this started, here’s how to do it.

Magic Milk Experiment

Magic Milk Experiment

Are you ready to do the magic milk experiment? Let's get this started, here's how to do it.


  • Dish soap  
  • Food coloring
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • Cotton swabs
  • Small container
  • Dinner plate


Pour about one tablespoon of dish soap into a small container.

Pour milk onto a plate.

Drip a few drops of food coloring in the center of the milk, you can ask your kids to help pick out the colors here. Leave some space in the middle so that the colors don’t touch.

Dip a cotton swab into the dish soap.

Place the cotton swab in the middle of the colors and watch what happens! Continue the activity until the plate is filled with color. Tip: Kids can take their cotton swab and “draw” or "swirl" in the colors. Eventually, the colors will mix together until the milk becomes one color.

There you go, after drawing in the colors and a few swirls, you'll get one color. The color you'll get here will depend on the food colors you used, so if you're teaching them about colors, this will be a cool activity.



Magic Milk Experiment Supplies


Food Color


Food Color


Magic Milk Experiment


Isn’t that fun?! If you enjoyed this experiment, you can also try our 20 Ocean Activities for Kids – this is a fantastic activity to teach your kids about ocean life. Alternatively, if you’re looking for sensory play activities, you can choose from these 20 Amazing Sensory Gifts for Kids.

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