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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Ryan Blanco
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What is the result of the experimemt?

Janet Edens
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Kind of looks like a flower.

Mary Caballero
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This is good for birthday parties

Mary Caballero
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Much better with m&ms prettier thanks

Donnette Coley
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Done this in my Daycare!

Jaymie Heffner
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This looks like fun

Shannon Marie Zurbrugg
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Shannon Marie Zurbrugg

My son Philip says has the color is going try swirling the color slowly

JohnNannah Shrum
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Gonna do this with my daughters definitely

Maurine Swallow Broadhead
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Maurine Swallow Broadhead

It says warm hot water.

Fran Henz
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I like that

Waynette Lamb Payne
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I like the m&ms better!!

Debbi Kenyon Mc Nulty
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Debbi Kenyon Mc Nulty

Is it edible?

Gisele Rose
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The m&M’s are better

Nikkie Badu
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My daughter is watching Trinity says hi

A Thrifty Mom
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Such a fun and easy project

Becky Ruths
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I love that you are willing to try anything!

Melissa Crossley Reed
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Melissa Crossley Reed

Try tearing the edges so it soaks into the edges of paper

Melissa Crossley Reed
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Melissa Crossley Reed

What a fun project!

Becky Ruths
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What about toilet paper?

Melissa Crossley Reed
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Melissa Crossley Reed

I love unicorns❤?

Sharon Johnson
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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
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Melissa Crossley Reed

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

Stacie Kopman
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Parchment paper maybe

Becky Ruths
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Oh I do that!

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

Deb Essick
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Lol that game is so gross! Haha

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

Dan-Kerri Flynn
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Love this activity -watching young kids expressions are the best

Kayla Broadhead-Reitz
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Kayla Broadhead-Reitz

Are you pouring the water over them or in the middle.. I couldn’t tell?

Tona Range
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warm hot tap water

Lora Emerson-Vogtli
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I will be doing this with my kids 🙂

Becky Ruths
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You are the coolest mom

Christina Balderas Kernes
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Christina Balderas Kernes

Do red, blue, and yellow M&Ms!

Bridget M Flint
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Warm tap water

Teresa Hatch-Kabonic
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So I missed the first of it……do you boil the water or is it just warm tap water?

Christine Danielle
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M&M’s has more definition !

Brenda Fagan-Wrest
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Fun project to do with the kiddos

Kayla Broadhead-Reitz
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Kayla Broadhead-Reitz

I missed it… Did you just use water?

Andrea Williamson
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Love the m&ms way more

Antonio Jackson
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RAINBOW SKITTLES ARE COOL

Deb Essick
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That’s so cool!

Desiree Wylie
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There so much more vibrant with m&ms

Nichole Schallenberger
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Nichole Schallenberger

Love this one even more!

Lora Emerson-Vogtli
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That is so cool !

Cheyanne Bear
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Oh that’s cool! My little one would love this!

Theresa Stewart
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Hello from Houston

Christina Balderas Kernes
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Christina Balderas Kernes

Do a color wheel!

Barbara Hrabik
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Take a toothpick & make swirls

Lora Emerson-Vogtli
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Aww I missed it

Terri Erickson Christie
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Terri Erickson Christie

Taste the rainbow!!

Brenda Fagan-Wrest
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That is awesome!

Virginia Mckinney
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Hello, that is awesome!!!

Teresa Hatch-Kabonic
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That is SO cool!!!!!

Ashley Hester
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Very cool. I want to do this with my kids!

Bridget M Flint
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We did this a few days ago with my boys…so much fun!!

Crystal Mardock
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Waiting for the reaction

Larry N Christine Murphy
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Larry N Christine Murphy

Hi. Love this one

Joanne Mahoney Speropolous
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Joanne Mahoney Speropolous

Hi from Christopher 3 yo!!!

Amy Rice
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This will be awesome!

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