How To Do The Magic Toothpick Science Experiment
We are in the dead of winter over here. Which usually means trying to entertain the kids with indoor activities. My kids love science experiments! They especially love the magic toothpick experiment! It’s so easy to do and I always have the supplies on hand. This is the perfect easy science experiment for preschoolers, toddlers, and basically all the kids!
Magic Toothpick Experiment
To do the magic toothpick experiment you will need to first gather all of your supplies.
You will need:
- Dish Soap
- Food Coloring
- Shallow Bowl
Perform The Experiment
Now that you have your supplies, it’s time to have fun with this easy science experiment!
First, 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.
There isn’t an exact measurement for milk, I just usually pour enough milk in to cover the bottom of the container
Next, choose a few colors of food coloring. This is a fun part for kids to help with!
Today my son chose red, green, and blue. Just drop a few drops of food coloring into the milk. Try to spread out the spots where you put the food coloring.
Now comes the fun “magic toothpick” part! Pour a small amount of dish soap into a small, separate bowl.
Get out a toothpick and dip the toothpick into the dish soap. With the dish soap on the toothpick the science experiment is ready!
Now all you need to do is lightly touch the toothpick to the drops of food coloring you have in the milk.
The colors will spread and make beautiful designs. Your kids will be sure magic is happening right before their eyes!