red white and blue Skittles dissolving activity

Skittles Experiment: Exploring Color Science

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 setup
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


  • Skittles "America Mix"
  • Warm Water
  • White dinner plate


  1. Separate Skittles into groups by color.

  2. Next, arrange Skittles in a design on a white plate.

  3. Pour warm water onto the plate, just enough so that all of the candies are in the water, but taking care not to overflow the plate.

  4. Watch as the color from the Skittles begins to bleed and fill the plate with color.

  5. Ask kids to write down what they observe. Do the colors mingle? Etc.

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