Science Activities with Dye – Looking for something to occupy the kiddos on a rainy or snowy day? Knock your kiddos socks off on your next rainy or snowy day with these absolutely phenomenal Science Activities with Dye! These Science Activities with Dye for kids are fun, educational and are a perfect boredom buster for anyone looking for a way to occupy their kids.
The key to unlocking the magic of tie-dye is simple and so much fun to do. All it takes is some folding, some coloring, some water squirting, and a little bit of hand-strength and coordination to make these activities work. So, for anyone looking for fun things to do in a rainy day, here are some fun tie dye activities that are to “dye” for.
Science Activities with Dye to Do With the Kids on a Rainy Day
Diffuse Food Coloring in Water
Ready to diffuse some food coloring in water? Well, here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 glass containers
- Food Dye
Add food dye to a clear container full of lukewarm water. Then repeat the process in a second container full of cold water. The color in the cold water will immediately sink whereas the color in the warm water will swirl up and down. Now add the container with the lukewarm water and the container with the cold water into a third transparent container to experience the full diffusion process.
Tie Dye Some Paper Towels
Ready for some fun? Tie Dye some paper towels. It’s a whole lot of fun and a great pastime. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Paper towels
- Red, yellow and blue food coloring
- Pipe pads
- Jars or small plastic container
Fold the paper towels multiple times, the more the merrier until you get a triangular shape. Then, use the piper pads to squeeze the colors onto the paper towel. Do one color per edge. Make sure to add some extra color to fill in any areas that are white. When you’re done, unfold the paper towel and you’ll have an amazing masterpiece.
Try This Classic Tie-Dye Milk Experiment
Watch as a swirl of colors come to life inside a bowl of milk. Start by gathering the following ingredients:
- Food coloring (green, red, yellow, blue)
- Dish soap
Grab a plate and fill it with whole milk. Then warm it up in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Then add a couple of drops of food coloring. Now dip the Q-Tip in some dishwashing soap and add a drop of it into the milk. Almost instantly, the colors will start to mix and swirl.
Unleash the Rainbow With This Skittles Design Experiment
The only thing better than tasting the rainbow is unleashing its colors with this jaw dropping Skittles design experiment. Here’s what you’ll need
- A bag of Skittles
- A plate
- Hot water
Place some Skittles on a plate in whatever order you want. You can make a cross, a lightning bolt or a smiley face. Then pour some hot water over them and watch as the colors start to swirl out of the Skittles and make a beautiful pattern of colors.
Make Rainbow Water Walk
We all know that water can be a powerful thing, but this experiment will actually allow kids to make rainbow water walk or perhaps jump from one cup to the next. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 7 cups (fill 4 with water)
- Various food coloring (blue, red and yellow)
- Paper towels
Grab seven transparent plastic cups and fill the first, third, fifth and seventh cup with water, but leave the second, fourth, and sixth cup empty. Then add a different food coloring to each cup that has water in it. Now cut out six paper towels and fold them. Then bend each one, creating a teepee, and place one end in the cup with the water and the other end on the cup that’s empty. Do the same with the other cups. Now wait a couple of minutes until you see the paper towels absorbing the water, essentially moving the water from one cup to the next and tie-dyeing the paper towels.