By photojojo What do you need? Whole or 2% milk Dinner Plate Food coloring (red, blue, green, yellow) Dish-washing soap (Dawn seems to work well) Q-tips STEP 1: POUR THE MILK Set your dinner plate somewhere level and safe from getting knocked over, and then pour in a layer of milk. A thin coat will do, you don’t need to go overboard. STEP 2: ADD A DASH OF COLOR Grab your droppers of food coloring and add a few drops of each color to the center of your plate of milk. The food coloring will allow you to see the reaction that happens in the next step so feel free to experiment with the placement of your dye drops for different effects. STEP 3: GET SOAPY Apply a good dollop of dish soap to one end of a clean Q-tip. Twirl the soap around a bit to make sure the whole cotton swab is coated. STEP 4: DIP YOUR Q-TIP Dab your soapy swab into your milk and dye mixture and watch the colorful explosion! You can keep dipping your Q-tip and reapplying soap to create new shapes, colors, and textures. STEP 5: CAPTURE THE COLOR Grab a phone, compact, or DSLR and start snapping. It is found that increasing the saturation, contrast, and sharpening, helps to get pictures that really pop.