Smiling like Sunshine: Walking Water

Friday, 25 March 2011

Walking Water

I knew my daughter would be fascinated with this when I  read about it on this inspiring blog.
To make this little experiment all you need is a paper towel, two glasses of water and a few drops of food colouring. (The colour makes it easier for the kids to observe what is happening.)
Fill one of the glasses with coloured water, place it on a higher level. Place a strip of paper towel from the top glass, ensuring it touches the bottom, down to the lower glass.
And then wait...The paper towel will absorb the water and syphon the water into the lower glass.

Defne loved watching the "walking water". A few hours later the lower glass was almost full.

Happily shared with
Childhood 101 We Play,
Show and Tell,
Something for the Weekend
Homeschool Creations Preschool Corner


  1. Fantastic idea and better in green than yellow I think! :-D Thanks so much for linking!

  2. Will have to try that with my daughter! Thanks :) Emma

  3. That really is cool! I first "learnt" about this when family friends went on holiday and watered their tomatoes like this!! I was fascinated!

    Thank you for sharing this cool experiment, I will have to show Red Ted, he will think it is MAGIC!!!!

    And thanks for the link up to Kids Get Crafty! LOVELY to see you there!


  4. What a great science experiment! We will have to do this soon! My son loves anything to do w/ water. Stopping by from Preschool Corner. :)

  5. A great experiment - thanks for sharing it with the Carinval of Water Play.


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