Skittles Experiment Melting Magic – Quick and easy science projects for kids

09/05/2016 12:00 pm · 59 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Skittles Experiment Melting Magic

Skittles Experiment Melting Magic - Quick and easy science projects for kids, low cost school science fair projects

Who has heard of the Skittles Experiment Melting Magic  – Quick and easy science projects for kids.  This is so simple but SO MUCH FUN.  My kids have done it several times, but every time we do it, they ooh and aah and ask if they can do it again. Another great thing about Skittles Experiment Melting Magic , is it is low cost. Plus you normally have everything you need right in your kitchen.

Who is ready to get started? To make your very own Skittles Experiment Melting Magic  you will need:

  • Skittles
  • White plate or bowl
  • Cup with warm water

Yes that is right, all you need is 3 items!  To get started you will need to find a FLAT surface that does not wiggle. A sturdy table or counter is best. We tried to do this outside on the grass, but we could find a level spot.  It is important to let you kids know that if you bump or wiggle the plate the colors will “blur” together. This will make them look muddy instead of like a pretty rainbow. Skittles Experiment Melting Magic - Quick and easy science projects for kids, low cost school science fair projects

Start by putting your Skittles around the edge of the plate. You can put them in any order. But this is also a great time to teach your kids about patterns. My kids decided to do a pattern around the plate.  Once you have the Skittles lined up slowly pour in the warm water. You want the warm water to cover them halfway.  Now you just wait for the  Skittles Experiment Melting Magic to work. It starts working its magic within just a few seconds.  Make sure you do not bump the plate.

The colors will start to stretch or melt into the middle of the plate, creating a rainbow.  You can watch the rainbow grow right before your eyes. Not sure about your kids, but mine were happy to eat the candy even after they were wet and the color was gone off the back side. Not sure if I should be proud or grossed out by this, lol. What is the old saying, “waste not, want not” I guess it is nice they are not wasting candy.

Hope you enjoy Skittles Experiment Melting Magic, as much as my kids did! We would love to hear what your family thought if you try it too!

 

Skittles Experiment Melting Magic - Quick and easy science projects for kids, low cost school science fair projects

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59 comments
Ryan Blanco
Ryan Blanco

What is the result of the experimemt?

Nikkie Badu
Nikkie Badu

My daughter is watching Trinity says hi

Becky Ruths
Becky Ruths

I love that you are willing to try anything!

Sharon Johnson
Sharon Johnson

I'm an Activity Director at a hospital for long term care. I think the residents would enjoy this I will try both parchment paper and coffee filters

Melissa Crossley Reed
Melissa Crossley Reed

I wonder what they would all taste like together? What DOES a rainbow taste like?

Sharon Johnson
Sharon Johnson

Once the colors have blended do you dry it overnight to be able to hang them?

Stacey Paintner
Stacey Paintner

If the Skittles aren't as defined, the colors might blend better in the color wheel.

Dan-Kerri Flynn
Dan-Kerri Flynn

Love this activity -watching young kids expressions are the best

Teresa Hatch-Kabonic
Teresa Hatch-Kabonic

So I missed the first of it......do you boil the water or is it just warm tap water?

Cheyanne Bear
Cheyanne Bear

Oh that's cool! My little one would love this!

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