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Magic toothpick science experiment

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This science experiment is a really fun way to entertain kids at home.  I always have the ingredients on hand and my kids love that it is hands on.  It only takes a few minutes to have the experiment ready.  Kids love to help get it all out and choose the colors.

Pour some milk in a bowl.  I like to use a wide shallow container.  A pie tin would work great or anything you happen to have on hand.  Pour enough milk in to cover the bottom.

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Now choose a few colors of food coloring.  Today my son chose red green and blue.  My kids love this neon food coloring.  The bright colors are really fun.  Drop a few drops of food coloring into the milk.

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Now comes the fun “magic toothpick” part!  Pour a small amount of dish soap into a small bowl.  Get out a toothpick and dip it into the dish soap.  With the dish soap on the toothpick the science experiment is ready!

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Lightly touch the toothpick to the drops of food coloring.  The colors will spread and make beautiful designs.  Your children will be sure it’s magic happening right before their eyes!

 

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