The Skittles Experiment – after school fun!

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Despite the use of the word experiment I am not sure it’s exactly ‘science’ but it’s certainly a fun activity that children will enjoy doing after school with their Student Nanny or their parents.
It’s so easy, just put Skittles around the edge of a plate (obviously a few will get ‘lost’ from packet to plate, just keep an eye on how many!), pour in enough water to cover the edges of the Skittles and watch all that colouring seep out in pretty patterns…

Eventually all the colour merges into one and the sweets all but disappear. I wonder what the marketing department of Skittles makes of it?!