Got some Skittles lying around your house? Why not entertain your kids with this quick Skittles Experiment. This is a fun experiment that requires only three materials – skittles, a plate, and warm water, easy isn’t it? You can also use this experiment to teach your kids about colors – let them pick what colors to use or how to arrange them by shades. Here’s how you can do it.
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- 1 package of Skittles candy
- 1 large white dinner plate
- ½ cup of warm water
- Line the Skittles up in a circle on the dinner plate. Try to go in order of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, purple. Form a complete circle.
- Slowly pour the water into the center of the plate until the water completely spreads around the Skittles.
- Sit back and watch what happens! You’ll start to see the colors move towards the center of the plate until they all come together at once.
- Observe the colors mixing for a few minutes until you no longer see any action taking place with the movement. Once finished with this activity, dispose of the water and the leftover Skittles. You may notice that half of the Skittle coloring is gone and half remains!
Making Your Skittles Experiment Process
Are your supplies ready? Here’s a guide to making your experiment in pictures.
Did you have fun trying this experiment with your kids? If you liked this experiment, you might want to try these activities next Butterfly Sensory Bottle or this Magic Milk Experiment. Let us know what you think.