A fun experiment that shows how secondary colors are created from primary colors. Easy and inexpensive activity for kids.
At A Glance:
Recipe Type: Beverage
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 0 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Yield: 10 drinks
- 1 pack of red unsweetened drink mix (kool-aid)
- 1 pack of yellow unsweetened drink mix (kool-aid)
- 1 pack of blue unsweetened drink mix (kool-aid)
- Lemon-lime flavored carbonated soda
NOTES: instead of kool-aid, red, yellow and blue drinks
such as gatoraid, lemonade, cranberry juice will
also work, but the colors may not be as vibrant.
Directions for Magic Potion Drink
- Mix the kool-aid according to directions (adding sugar is optional since the carbonated soda may be sweet enough.)
- Pour each color/flavor into a different ice cube tray and freeze solid.
- To serve, pour the soda into clear glasses. Put 1-2 flavored ice cubes into each glass.
- As the ice cubes dissolve, the drink will magically change color and flavor.
- It is best to serve the soda at room temperature, otherwise it takes too long for the ice to melt and change the drink’s color. Most younger children can not be patient for that long.
- This is a fun activity for a child’s birthday party. Great for
the birthda themes of magic, detective, princess.
- Excellent opportunity to teach children about primary colors and how when mixed create secondary colors.