Fireworks in a jar? Why not have fireworks anytime right? I love fireworks so this DIY experiment made me curious how it would turn out. To make this DIY craft by PBS KIDS for Parents, it takes only a few minutes to make. Fireworks in a jar are perfect to entertain the kids and show how the colorful droplets can spread around. This is a great project to do on a rainy day or an afternoon to teach the science behind why the oil is less dense than the water, and or the color droplets sink down below. Whether it’s with your own kids or nieces/nephews I think this is a great project to talk about science. I love science and this is a simple science project that mimics fireworks in a safe and up-close way.
- food coloring
- cooking oil
- a glass of warm water
First, add food coloring drops to a bowl of oil. Stir everything around with a fork.
Next, slowly pour the oil into the warm water. Wait and watch the colors slowly sink out of the oil and into the water. The colors will mix and will create the cascading effect of fireworks.
Overall, it really takes a couple of ingredients and pouring to watch the fireworks unfold into colorful effect in water. Most of these basic ingredients are likely already in your cabinets. I can only imagine what kids will think when they do this project because I was already amazed myself. This DIY fireworks in a jar remind me of a lava lamp and how it works too. You can do this project in a jar or glass. Make sure it’s tall enough to watch the colors sink.