Skittles Science Experiment

Anything that gets my kids pumped up about science is a win in my book, and this Skittles Science Project was a huge hit.

This easy and fun science experiment is perfect for kids of all ages. It only requires a few supplies you probably already have at home.

All you need is:

Water Milk Clear or white plate Skittles candies

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step #1: We grabbed a pack of Skittles from a stash of leftover candy we had in the pantry, and we arranged them around the edge of the plate.

Step #2: Next, we poured warm water on to the Skittles and watched the magic happen! A beautiful rainbow began to appear in the center of the plate.

More Skittles Experiment Ideas

Idea #1: I always love when I can pair an activity or experiment with a read-aloud book and The Color Kittens was the perfect book for this colorful lesson!

Idea #2: When I was an elementary classroom teacher, I loved using journaling with my students, and it has become one of my favorite parts of homeschooling as well.

Idea #3: Different colors of Skittles can be dropped down in individual glasses of water to create colorful cups of liquid!


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