Rainy Day Crafts with Kids: Milk Art

This is a fun activity I think we’ll be repeating a lot. Have you ever tried this with your kids? It’s a lot of fun, the colors and movement are beautiful! I’ll have to catch it on video next time around.


Leiah, it has to be whole milk, not water, as the dish soap is acting on the fat. This is the "science" part 🙂

instead of dropping dishsoap in you can dip the tip of a toothpick in the soap and then in the milk/foodcoloring. It makes it feel more magical:) and it gives a little more control.

I did this a while back when I had a 9-year old girl for a guest and we got snowed in. It was fun, I asked her first if she liked science experiments and she said yes so we tried it.

this is SO cute!! you always have the best ideas:)

Nice, easy idea! I happen to have all those ingredients, and one small child to boot : )Cakeshttp://www.cakesandshakes.wordpress.com

You can't really drink the milk after dropping in dish soap! But maybe this could work with water in a white dish? That way you're only "wasting" food coloring and a few drops of soap 🙂

Certainly a different way to see colors mix together… and not wasteful… can drink the milk when finished the project. Fun project!

Toddler Approved, great idea! Then it wouldn't be so wasteful and anon commenters won't be so pissed 😉

Love this. The colors are gorgeous! What a fun activity to do together! I also saw it over on Modern Parents Messy Kids a few weeks ago. Once they were done, they used the colored milk for painting.

I would try this, I think, if I wasn't absolutely so grossed out by cow's milk!

(That's supposed to be Mad Scientist. Oops.)

We love milk art! It's hard to describe in words just how the colors dance around. My son even decided to have a Mad Sciencist birthday party so he could show his friends this cool trick. 🙂

i thought food coloring in milk was just to get the kid to drink the milk. you know, because blue or green milk is WAY tastier.this does look like fun though!

Wow this is so super fun! I can't wait to do this stuff with my little one. She's 1 right now so maybe next year. I'm definitely remember this craft.BTW I'm guest posting about mommy fashion over at The Short and the Sweet of It this morning. You should stop by if you get a second =)- Sarahhttp://www.theshortandthesweetofit.com/2011/10/guest-post-sarah-from-girl-in-transit.html

my son is only 6 months so i dont think he'd like this yet…but i would! Smoking Crayolas Blogspot

Kids? I think I might try this on my own!

This is right up our alley – and we just happen to be going to the grocery store today. Adding food coloring to the menu now!

Very interesting! I don't have kids, but lots of little cousins who would definitely have a blast with thishttp://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

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