Kids will stare wide-eyed as they watch clear water or soda transform into a vibrant color... must be magic!
What you'll need: Plastic party cups, food coloring, ice, water or lemon-lime soda
Directions: Place 2 to 3 drops of food coloring at the bottom of each party cup and let dry. Just before serving the drinks, fill each cup with ice to hide the food coloring. While each child watches, pour the drink over the ice, and the clear water or soda will "magically" turn into a color as it fills their cup! Use different colors of food coloring so that the kids won't know what color to expect from their "magic" soda.
Tip: Add a "fortune telling" element to the drinks by assigning a meaning to each color and displaying the different meanings on a small sign near the soda. For example, purple = royalty, green = wealth, yellow = long life. Whichever color each guest's soda turns also predicts their personal "fortune."