Skittles Science Experiment for Kids

skittles science experiment

A few weeks ago as I was scrolling through Facebook, I came across a really cool video from The Dad Lab that showed how using Skittles could turn into an awesome science experiment. I watched this video many times and was completely mesmerised by this process and knew this Skittles science experiment was something I was going to have to try with Finlee (my 7 year old) and Chloe (my 3 year old).

Supplies Needed for Skittles Science Experiment

I love this Skittles science experiment for many reasons, but the main reason is that you don’t have to go and spend a ton of money on supplies as you only need the following:

  1. Skittles
  2. Warm water
  3. A plate
  4. Children

Process for the Skittles Science Experiment

The process is really simple for this science experiment simply follow these steps:

  • Step 1 – Have the kids choose Skittles from the bag and line them around the outside of the plate. Talk to the child (ren) about how the Skittles feel, what they think will happen when you pour the warm water onto of the Skittles and listen to any other ideas they may have.

Skittles science experiment for kids

  • Step 2 – Slowly start to pour the warm water on top of the Skittles and then watch the science unfold in front of your eyes.

skittles science experient

  • Step 3 – Discuss with the child (ren) about the science behind this experiment. Ask them questions about what they see, why do they think the colours do what they do,  why do they think the colours all blended together at the end, what would the mixture taste like if you were to eat it, would it taste the same as eating a regular Skittle or different.

skittles science experiment by finlee and me

This Skittles science experiment was so simple, but soooo much fun. If your kids liked this fun science experiment, you may also want to try using M&M’s. You’ll find that the results are similar, but not completely the same so it’s a great opportunity to do both experiments at the same time and compare what happens.

Watch our video below to see first hand how we completed the Skittles science experiment.

Wishing you all an awesome day and don’t forget if you’re looking for other awesome craft, science and recipe ideas for kids head to the Finlee and Me Blog.

Angela from Finlee and Me

Angela is an author, entrepreneur, blogger, mental health clinician and most importantly a mother. She explores various topics related to parenting/children on her blog and also in her three books: 30 Days, 30 Ways for Mothers to Take Care of Themselves30 Days, 30 Ways for Connecting with Your Child and Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and her website Finlee and Me.




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