Magic Marker Color Experiment

Magic Marker Color Experiment

This is an interesting experiment--for kids and adults alike--using basic supplies. Watch how the colors slowly creep up the paper towel strips, like magic!

2 - 9
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. paper towels
  2. washable markers
  3. water cups
  1. Cut the paper towel into ~1 inch strips.

  2. Draw a line towards the bottom of the strip, about 1 inch from the end. Use different colors for each strip.

  3. Add some water to the cups.

  4. Carefully place the paper strip into the water. The end with the color line should be in the water, but only the tip of the paper towel should touch the water.

  5. Watch what happens as the color moves up the paper towel.