Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Experiment with Food Colouring: Newham Half Term

18th February 2021, 10:00 am - 11:30 am


About this event

Children will learn how to make a lava lamp and experiment with food colouring. Using household object children will learn the magic (and science!) behind food colouring fireworks. Then, in the second part of the workshop, we’ll help you transform a dark room into a glowing sensory experience with your own lava lamps. Come along to this session and explore colour like you never have before.

This session is for families, children and young people living in Newham.

Session Structure

1) Warm Up!

2) Mini food colouring fireworks: Learn how to make food colouring explode across a plate

You will need:

  • Food colouring
  • Fairy Liquid
  • Milk
  • Plate
  • Cotton bud

3) A mini show and tell with a five minute break

4) Lava Water Experiment: Make a lava lamp at home!

You will need:

  • Bicarbonate of Soda/Sodium bicarbonate
  • Cooking Oil (E.g sunflower oil of vegetable oil)
  • Vinegar
  • Food Colouring
  • Transparent Jar (or a clear water bottle)
  • Spoon
  • A little cup
  • A torch
  • A room where you can get darkness

5) Showcase of what we’ve done and how you can continue experimenting!

When is the session?

This session is from 10:00 – 11:30 on Thursday 18th February. There will be up to 75 participants at each session. We’re happy for you to drop in and out of when you can!

How much does the session cost?

This is a funded programme making it free to participate however you must be living in Newham.

How do I join the session?

If you would like to take part in this session, please book here and we will send you a booking confirmation shortly to confirm your place, a resource pack and instructions for how to join. If you have any queries, please email DDL@ioi.london or call us on 07585009726.

If this is your first time joining an online workshop and you need some help, then give us a call before you join in early. We will also open the room half an hour before so we can help you get settled in.

If anyone has neurodivergent needs, then we will ask for further details when you sign up. We may contact you before the workshop to help your childr(ren) get the most out of the session.

Can I still get involved if I can’t join this session?

If you can’t join this session, we have a resource pack that you can download after the session has taken place. We also have a pre-recorded video that you can watch, so you can catch up in your own time. You will still need to sign up to access the content.

Who are the Institute of Imagination?

The Institute of Imagination is a charity creating space to re-imagine our world, together. Our goal is to spark imaginations everywhere and encourage creative learning through our events, training, partnerships and research.

We run activities for children and young people, families, schools, adults and educators in a variety of locations across London and beyond.


18th February 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Categories:
, ,

Institute of Imagination is a registered charity, number 1109276
and a company limited by guarantee, number 04921852.

Vat number: 286036392

Registered offices
School 360, 5 Sugar House Lane, London, E15 2QS

+44 (0)20 7494 9153

Terms and conditions
Privacy policy

Safeguarding Policy
Institute of Imagination © 2015 – 2022