Kids will love watching the interplay between coloured water and oil and floating objects.
They’re also observing some everyday chemistry whether they know it or not!
Suitable for ages: 2 years and up
Time required: 30 mins
Difficulty: 2 out of 5
Related Programs: Mini Mariners / Kids On Deck
Enjoying science play and simple experiments with young children is a fun and easy opportunity to foster their curiosity and problem solving skills.
- 1 cup clear baby oil
- A few drops of coloured food dye
- 2-3 cups water
- 1 teaspoon glitter or sequins
- Plastic toy sea creatures or ships
- An empty clear plastic bottle with the labels removed
Pour the baby oil into your plastic bottle, then add cold water to fill to 2/3 full.
Add a few drops of food colouring, the sequins or glitter and the plastic creatures/ ship.
Secure the lid with extra sticky tape/gaff tape (and craft glue as well if needed) to avoid any keen little scientists tipping the contents out!
And there you have your fun new curiosity jar!
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