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Oil and Water Project for Kids

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Some people call this project making an ocean in a bottle or homemade lava lamp. The concept is simple put water and oil in a bottle and watch the separation. Talk about how they can’t mix and how oil floats. What else floats? What else sinks? This is a fun project for kids while they learn about these two liquids. Add food coloring, glitter, gems, jewels, and beads for more flair in this experiment they can keep and play with later on.

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What you need:
- water bottle
- water
- vegetable oil
- food coloring
- fun things to put in your mixture

 

What you do:
1 – fill your water bottle about 2/3 full with water
2 – add some food coloring of your choice

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3 – add your flair (glitter, gems, jewels, beads, sequins, etc.)

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4 – fill the remainder of the water bottle with the vegetable oil

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5 – put on the lid and play!

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Angela Conley

Mother of two, Angela Conley is a tech-savvy entrepreneur in the San Francisco Bay Area. After struggling to find childcare for her own daughter, she founded MomTrusted.com to help other parents on the hunt for quality childcare. Angela is passionate about kids and education in the earliest years of life. You can also find her blogging about family life and her love for DIY on her personal blog RaggedyAngela.com.
Oil and Water Project for Kids
Oil and Water Project for Kids
Oil and Water Project for Kids

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