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Oil and Water on the Light Table

By Devany LeDrew | Labels: , ,
Oil and water are the perfect experiment for kids! It's so pretty it's almost mesmerizing so we decided to try this process on the light table.

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We filled a glass pie plate with baby oil. It smells great but if you have younger children you might want to try a vegetable oil. We colored water with neon food coloring and added eye droppers to work on fine motor skills. The invitation was set up on paper towels on our Alex Prism Light Center.

The kids slowly dropped the colored water onto the oil to see what would happen. The colors are so pretty above the light!

Light table play can be so soothing. A dark room, a quiet activity, and two kids taking turns makes for the perfect calming experience.

Our daughter tried to make a flower. The colors of water would swirl and mix together when they touched.

I've already promised the kids that we'll try this pretty science experiment again soon! It is sure to be a favorite for everyone.

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