Fireworks in a Vase

I came across this idea on and thought it would be right up our alley.  Sure enough, the kids loved it!  I only wish it lasted longer.  The whole activity was done in under 10 minutes 😦

Here’s what we did:

  1. Fill a tall vase with water.fireworks in a vase 2
  2. Pour a small amount of water into a small cup that’s good for pouring.
  3. Add 3-4 drops of liquid food colouring to the oil.  Do not add more than that!  Your water will darken fast enough with only 3 or 4 drops.  We added 4 drops, one each of purple, pink, blue and green.
  4. Mix up the oil and food colouring with a fork.  Mix it until you have only tiny droplets of food colouring throughout the oil.
  5. Pour the oil mixture into the vase.
  6. Watch as the colours fall from the oil down into the water.

thumbs up for fireworks in a vaseAs you can see, this activity got the thumbs up, but it was very short lived.  On the up side it was also very quick to set up and to clean up.


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