Milk Art | Kids Craft


thought it would be fun to go outside and enjoy the last of the warm weather. we sat outside on the grass and did Milk Art. so simple….but super cool. i even found myself addicted to it.

all you need is:
• milk
• a toothpick
• plate or shallow dish
• liquid food coloring drops

then, pour the milk in the plate. scatter a few drops of food coloring in the milk. let the kiddies take a toothpick and let the colors begin! very slowly swirl the milk around. beautiful swirls of color will appear.


let the kiddies try different variations of colors & different swirling motions. try adding more milk. try adding cream. try non-fat verses whole milk. every which way causes a different reaction. it’s mesmerizing.


happy swirling!
jill, jack, kyle & baby

since we were using food coloring, i did this activity outside. but we have done it inside too. just be careful, food coloring stains, so take the necessary precautions.

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Comments

  1. Sooo cool! I wonder if you put a piece of paper or coffee filter on the top of the milk and pulled it up, if the color would transfer?? Fun project!
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  2. Wow! I’ve got to do this one with my boys. I’m wondering if I can take pictures like yours and make them into some art to hang. You’ve got my “wheels turning”. Thanks for sharing.
    PS I found you via Stephanie Lynn Under the Table and Dreaming.

  3. how great! what wonderful pieces of art!

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  4. I love this project! Will be trying it with my Kindergarten class…. I’m wondering if there’s a way we can “transfer” their design onto paper or fabric? huh,, will need to experiment with that. Thanks for sharing! :)mercedes

    • INSTEAD OF MILK HOW BOUT CLEAR ELMERS GLUE & WATER TO MAKE A MILKY CONSISTANCY & DO THE SAME THING MAYBE IT WILL DRY CLEAR TO CUT OUT SHAPES & USE FOR WINDOW CLINGS!! PLS LET ME KNOW IF YOU TRY IT!! ENJOY!! TARRA

  5. AWESOME. Gonna try this with my preschooler, but I think I’ll be more amazed than she will. ; )

  6. Best idea ever!! I’m going to tweet about it now @elislids

  7. Thanks for all the great comments….and the tweet too!

  8. I am going to try this with my special education class – using GLUE!

    Thanks!

  9. I did this at school as a lab in Biology; our teacher let us do different milks and cream and then we put some detergent on the end of a tooth pick and just simply touched it into the middle of the milk..it makes a really fun reaction. You should try it! 🙂

  10. INSTEAD OF MILK HOW BOUT CLEAR ELMERS GLUE & WATER TO MAKE A MILKY CONSISTANCY & DO THE SAME THING MAYBE IT WILL DRY CLEAR TO CUT OUT SHAPES & USE FOR WINDOW CLINGS!! PLS LET ME KNOW IF YOU TRY IT!! ENJOY!! TARRA

  11. Anonymous says:

    If you put the milk in a glass pie plate, drop on a few drops of food coloring,(a few different colors in various places scattered around) then put just a drop of food coloring on the rim of the plate to let it flow into the milk – as soon as the detergent hits the milk, the colors explode into movement all on their own. Try it! You’ll like it!!!!

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