Magic Potion Drink Activity

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A fun experiment when learning about the color wheel that shows how secondary colors are created from primary colors. The Magic Potion Drink recipe is an easy and inexpensive activity for kids and is fun to add to different themed birthday parties.


  • 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
  • Clear plastic cups

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.


  1. Mix the kool-aid according to directions (adding sugar is optional since the carbonated soda may be sweet enough.)
  2. Pour each color/flavor into a different ice cube tray and freeze solid.
  3. To serve, pour the soda into clear glasses.??Put 1-2 flavored ice cubes into each glass. Yellow and blue to make green, blue and red for purple, yellow and red for orange.
  4. As the ice cubes dissolve, the drink will magically change color and flavor. Since you are using primary colors for the ice cubes, the drinks will turn into the secondary colors.

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