How to make magic rainbow milk

Have a go at making your own Magic Rainbow Milk. Kids of all ages will love it! It’s cheap, quick and easy to set up and if you do it outside (highly recommended!), there’s not that much mess to clean up afterwards.
Find out how to make Magic Rainbow Milk for the kids with this recipe from our friends at Mud Mates.

It’s cheap, quick and easy to set up and if you do it outside (highly recommended!), there’s not that much mess to clean up afterwards.

Kids of all ages will love it!

What you’ll need

  • Milk (full fat not skimmed)
  • Shallow dish
  • A variety of food colouring colours
  • A small bowl of dishwashing liquid
  • Cotton buds


1. Pour a thin layer of milk into your shallow dish.

2. Add a few of drops of food colouring onto the surface of the milk. You can either use one colour or a couple of different colours.

3. Dip a cotton bud into the dishwashing liquid and then into the milk, aiming for the centre of each spot of food colouring.

4. Watch the colours explode and enjoy!


  • You may find after a few goes the milk becomes quite muddy looking. Simply empty the milk mixture and start again and again!
  • To keep your little one’s attention a little longer, why not add some baking soda and vinegar to the mixture too! Simply sprinkle some baking soda onto the surface of the milk, then with a dropper, teaspoon or simply by pouring, add some vinegar and watch the Magic Rainbow Milk foam and bubble away!
  • With a drinking straw, let your little ones have a blast making bubbles by blowing into the coloured milk.

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