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Level: Primary, Junior, Middle School
Grades: K and up | Age: 5yrs and up | Written by: David Leatherwood
[David is an artist from Florida]

Students will use milk and food coloring to make wild, fantastic patterns which can be transferred to paper.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Pour milk into a cereal bowl
  2. Pour a thin layer of oil on top of the milk
  3. Add in a few drops of food coloring
  4. Pop the drops of food coloring with a toothpick
  5. Swirl the colors around and make beautiful designs!
  6. Optional: Place a sheet of white paper over top of the milk bubbles to make a print.


Watch this 'How To Make Milk Bubbles' video!

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