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Easy Skittles Experiment for Preschoolers and Big Kids

Are you looking for easy and fun science experiments for kids? Then give this classic STEM Skittles experiment a try.

All you need is a handful of Skittles!

Let’s dive right in.

skittle science experiment

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But let’s look now at this simple, fun Skittle STEM experiment.
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Follow these simple steps to get your plate to transform magically:

Step 1: Preparation

Place the Skittles on a plate in a circle.

Step 2: Add water

Add water to your plate till the skittles are covered half.

Step 3: Watch

Now it is time to observe and watch the magic.


  • try a race with M&M`s

Now I would like to hear from you! How did your kids enjoy this cool science experiment? Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now. I’d love to hear from you!

Skittle Experiment

Skittle Experiment

Skittle experiment for kids age 3+

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Skittles
  • 1 plate
  • water


    1. Place the skittles on your plate in a circle.
    2. Add water to it.
    3. Watch what happens


Why not make a Skittle vs. M&M race.

If you want to see this Skittles experiment in action, watch this video!

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