Kids love doing science experiments. (Ever let yours play in a Mad Scientist Lab?) Here are 2 experiments your kids will love: Exploding Milk Experiment and Exploding Pepper Experiment.
Exploding Milk Experiment
Pour a small amount of milk into a shallow container. Then have your child put a few drops of food coloring on top.
Now for the fun part — you need a couple “magic wands.” Don’t have any? You just need a toothpick with a little liquid dish soap on the tip. (For extra affect I said a few “abracadabra’s” while I prepared them.)
Once the soapy end of the toothpick touches the food coloring, BOOM! It’s like mini fireworks of color in the milk.
If your kids are anything like mine they will ask to do this one several times.
Exploding Pepper Experiment
The exploding pepper experiment is very similar to the exploding milk experiment.
Start with a small amount of water (1/4″ deep) in a plastic container.
Have your child shake a bit of pepper on top of the water. I think this might have been their favorite part. (There is just something about shaking stuff when you’re a kid.)
Once they have some pepper floating on top of the water, give them the same “magic wands” as before.
The pepper immediately scatters away from the toothpick.
This was another one my kids had to do over and over again. (I have to admit, I was pretty impressed by this one, too!)
Science experiments are always a hit with kids. After trying out the exploding milk experiment and exploding pepper experiment, try a few of these:
- Make a Rubber Egg
- Rising Water Experiment
- Magic Color Changing Juice
- Awesome Soda Pop and Mentos Volcano
Chris Carter says
Now those I just might have to do!!! I love them! Easy AND fun!
They definitely were both! My kids are still talking about them, a week later! 🙂
Karen Bell says
Great ideas, my son would like them. I think I will try them
Thank you! Hope your son has fun with them!
Emma (My Little 3 and Me) says
My mum was reminding me of this experiment just yesterday. I haven’t done it with my kiddies yet so it’s on my must do list. I love the pepper idea.
I had never done the pepper one. I have to say, I thought it was pretty cool! 🙂
The Fairy and The Frog says
Looks like lots of science fun. Thanks for joining in the Monday Parenting Pin it party
Victoria B. says
This looks so like so much fun. I have seen the milk one but the pepper one is new. I think I’ll be getting this out and ready to do with my preschooler. He is going to love it!
My husband told me about the pepper one — I think it was my favorite!
Donna DM Yates says
How fun is this! Never heard of this before.
Katie @ Gift of Curiosity says
We’ve done the milk and colors activity, but we haven’t tried it with pepper yet – may just have to do that! (And I totally know what you mean about kids loving to shake things at this age!)
Oh, I definitely rec. the pepper experiment! 🙂
Cheryl | TimeToCraft says
Like the idea of the pepper one. I can imagine it fascinating them as they try to create patterns. We did the milk and food dye a couple of years ago. Probably time to do it again. Thanks for sharing. #pintorials
The milk one is one that is definitely worth doing again!
Such a fun science activity, and I love the way these everyday kitchen ingredients ignite their curiosity.
Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tutorials.