Kids Craft: How To Make Magic Milk Swirls

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If you are looking for a fun, cheap, and interesting craft to do with your kids, then look no further. Magic milk swirls is such a fun kids craft. The great thing about this craft is that all the supplies should already be in your fridge and pantry.

Milk with swirling food coloring and dish soap

How to Make Magic Milk Swirls


  • Milk
  • Food Coloring
  • Dish Soup
  • A Bowl/Dish
  • A tooth pick


Milk with drops of food coloring


Pour milk to your bowl or container. Add a few drops of food coloring of whatever colors you want throughout your dish. Now comes the toothpick and the dish soup. Dip the toothpick into the dish soup and then ask your child to put the tooth pick into the food coloring in the milk. The reaction from the dish soup on the tooth pick will force the food coloring to radiate away from the tooth pick. The outcome of this is actually really cool and fun to watch!

Swirling food coloring with milk and dish soap

The more you dip the toothpick into the colors, the more the colors will mix into each other and swirl around. This will create cool patterns and fun colors. Let your children mix the different primary colors and guess what color will come out of the mixture. When your dish starts to look like this is, it's time to start over and do it again!

If you want to, once your children are finished playing around with the colors and swirling them all together, grab some paper, or paper towels and put it on a cookie sheet or something flat. Grab a paint brush and let your children use the paper towels as their canvas!

Enjoy swirling and let us know how it turns out!

What are some of your favorite fun and easy crafts to do with the kids?

Featured image courtesy of Flickr.

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