Today we did some water fun experiments. Mia and I loved seeing what happened after each experiment.
First, we made a rain cloud in a glass and container.
We filled the glass and the container half way up with water and then added shaving cream. Do not add too much shaving cream or this will not work. ( as seen in the glass on the left) The container on the right as the perfect amount of shaving cream.
Mia added in a few drops of blue food coloring to the to of the shaving cream. In the glass with too much shaving cream and nothing happened.
I re-did the amount of shaving cream in the glass and we redid the blue food coloring and this time it worked.
As you can see in the picture the glass with less shaving cream worked. But it was not as clear as the container you will see below.
In the container we saw the blue food coloring go through the shaving cream and it really looked like a rain cloud with rain falling out of it.
This was so cool.
Mia was saying, “It is raining mommy, Look!” I loved this waster experiment.
Water and Oil… How well do they go together?
The next water experiments we did involved water, vegetable oil and food coloring. Mia was so excited to see what was going to happen next with our experiments.
Water and Oil Bubbles Dance
First, I filled the cups with water.
Then I had Mia add in 1 Tbsp of vegetable oil. to the empty small container.
Then we added blue, green and yellow food coloring to the oil and mixed it together using the fork.
We then poured the oil/ food coloring mixture into the cup. This made a dark green blob inside the water but it did look pretty cool.
Next, we just added yellow and red food coloring and repeated the experiment.
It looked like bubbles inside and this looked cool, as well. Mia thought it looked like Iced Tea : )
The next experiment we did used the Vegetable Oil, Water, small container, and food coloring.
This time we filled the small container with water and added a layer of vegetable oil on top.
Next we added in the food coloring. But, Mia added in too much and slowly. So it didn’t do anything spectacular.
Next, we added in yellow and blue at the same time and quickly.
When, you looked at the container from the side it looked like fireworks popping.
You have to look quick once the couple of “fireworks” happen the colors just mix together.
We had a great afternoon of water experiments. I am sure you and your kids will have as much fun as we did.
Happy Water Experimenting!