Coloured Water Experiments

  • dish soap
  • squeeze bottles (dish soap, shampoo, ketchup, body wash salad dressing)
  • pump bottles (hand soap)
  • syringes and Medicine Droppers  
  • test tubes
  • spray bottles
  • ice cube trays
  • mall plastic bowls and dishes
  • whisks
  • measuring scoops
  • craft sticks
  • liquid watercolours or food colouring
  • white bowls and ice cube trays are best for viewing the changes in water colour

  1. Fill each bottle up with warm water and a drop or two of dish soap.
  2. Then add a few drops of liquid water colours (from food colouring), and give it a good shake.
  3. The more colouring the more intense the colours will be.
  4. Have your child pour, fill, squeeze, scoop, and dump the coloured water with the various utensils into the containers and watch as they awe at the changing colours.

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