(written by #4)
#4 learnt this over at a friend’s house and came home to show us. This is a really quick activity that can be done after a long day at school to unwind. The materials can be easily found at home.
Step 1: Gather these materials:
Step 2: Pour some milk on the dish
- Food colouring (3 is recommended)
- Shallow dish
- Liquid hand soap or dish washing detergent
- Cotton bud
Step 3: Use the straw to dip into one of the food colouring (just a little is enough), then dip it in the milk.
Step 4: Repeat with the remaining colours.
Step 5: Pump a bit of soap onto the tip of the cotton bud.
Step 6: Dip the cotton bud into the milk and move it around to create your very own designs.
Sane tip: This experiment is really easy and safe even for a young child to manage on her own. But if you do have some time, doing it with your child is so much more fun! I don’t usually do much art anymore, but when I did this with #4 it was nice and relaxing to just doodle with the cotton bud and it brought lots of smiles to our faces as we saw our own beautiful designs come to life from a blob of colour 🙂
Save tip: If your milk has just expired, let the kids use it and have some fun.
~ mummywee – parenting 6 kids in Singapore without going mad or broke ~