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Milk Food Dye and Dish Washing Liquid Experiment

This very simple milk food dye and dishwashing liquid experiment requires a few things you probably already have in your home right now:

  • Full cream milk
  • Dish washing liquid
  • Food dye – a few different colours
  • Plates
  • Cotton buds

Step one 

Pour milk onto a plate until the surface is completely covered.

milk food dye


Step Two

Drip food dye into the milk.

milk food dye

Step Three

Add small amount of dish washing liquid – either by pouring it directly into the milk or by applying it with a cotton tip.


What happens next is pretty amazing!

milk food dye

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About Rachel Stewart

Rachel is the founder of Parenting Central Australia. She is raising two children, boy and girl, with her partner.She has a background in early childhood education, but right now is content to be a stay at home mum.She is passionate about birthing rights, breastfeeding and mental health. She enjoys crafting, drinking coffee (sometimes wine) and spending a little too much time on Facebook.

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  1. Leia Barrett

    For another version of this. Gently put a bread clip on the surface of the milk. Add a drop of dye in the hole. Then a drop of detergent 😀 its fun.

  2. Holly Deans

    They did this at the child care the other week 🙂 lol

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