Article Written by Isabella Granara
The Colored Bubbles Experiment allows kids to blow bubbles in their favorite color! It’s a simple experiment parents can use to entertain kids and, luckily, you probably already have all the items you need right now!
With the following experiment, your kids can learn about elasticity, surface tension, chemistry, light, and colors! It’s a perfect inexpensive science experiment that is easy to clean and perfect for the summer. Look at how to make Colored Bubbles, an experiment for kids of all ages!
For this experiment you’ll need:
- Food coloring
- Dish soap
- Bubble wands
Follow these steps:
- Fill your cups with a small amount of dish soap.
- Now add your favorite color of food coloring to the cups.
- Once the dish soap and food coloring are in the cups, fill them up about halfway with water.
- Give the mixture a good stir.
- Use your bubble wands to blow bubbles with the mixture you just created!
The Science Behind the Bubble
A bubble is simply air wrapped in a soap film. Soap film can be made from soap and any other liquid – the outside and inside surfaces of a bubble are where soap molecules lie. Water lies between these two layers, making almost a water sandwich with soap molecules for bread. Both layers work together to hold air inside and make the perfect bubble! To learn more about the science of the bubble, look at this article from Kids Discover.
This experiment was inspired by Learn Play Imagine.