Summer Fun 2018 - Week 6


Summer Holidays have arrived and for children it is one of the best times of the year. National Parents Council Primary would like to help you and your family make the most of the holidays

Rainbow Milk Science


  • A shallow container (a shallow bowl or tray will work)
  • Milk (we used about 1 cup)
  • Washing Up Liquid
  • A small container for the washing up liquid
  • Q-tips
  • Liquid food colouring



Pour 1 cup of milk into a pie-sized shallow container. 

Squeeze several drops of different colours of food colouring into the milk (Photo 1)

Squeeze washing up liquid into a small container and dip a q-tip into the washing up liquid

Dip the q-tip with the washing up liquid into the milk with food colouring and watch as the colours almost magically move around (Photos 2 & 3)

Alternatively, you can squeeze drops of washing up liquid into the milk or dump a small container of washing up liquid right into the milk and watch what happens!