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Milk Painting April 22, 2013

I knew this morning when I woke up that it was just going to be one of those days. When the boy woke up he solidified the fact. He was INSANE all morning! I decided to take to my arsenal of kid projects (aka pinterest) and occupy every possible second of his day. I stumbled across “Milk Paintings” ( These were fun and a great way to use up some old milk that we had sitting in the fridge. They were really easy as well.


All you need is:

Milk (2% or whole)

A plate

food coloring

cheap liquid dish soap




Pour a thin layer of milk onto the plate



Add a few drops of food coloring to the milk



Slowly drip a few drops of the dish soap onto the plate and get ready. The magic happens quickly. You go from the picture above to this:



To this:



to this:



When the swirling stopped, I handed the little one a fork and let him experiment with mixing colors:






We made three or four different paintings and he enjoyed every second of it!




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