Color Mixing 1

Waverly has been loving the book Mix it Up by Herve Tullet. She has expressed interest in learning colors and this has been our go to book along with watching YouTube videos that use different objects such as candy, play dough, and balloons to show different colors. To continue with this, we did a little color mixing experiment. The first experiment didn’t work out as well as I had hoped. I gathered some glass jars, food coloring, and paper towels. I filled three jars with water about 1/4 of the way and used the food coloring to make one jar of red, one jar of blue, and one jar of yellow. The paper towels were then put from the red to the blue, the red to yellow, then the blue to the yellow. The blue to yellow worked best, as you can see in the first picture, as the water turned green. The paper towels I used were very absorbent and the water didn’t flow through them as they should have so we may try this again in the future. I decided to let them use eye droppers to mix their own colors in clear glasses so they could see how mixing different colors together would make a new color. They had so much fun with this and have been asking to do it again. I had to refill the jars multiple times with more colored water so they could continue experimenting. Gannon filled his glass up so full that it began to spill over, which was another learning experience in itself. The eye droppers worked very well and came with a great holder, though the kids were happy to leave their droppers in the colored water. As you can see, I have given up covering anything (such as my table) and the clean up was very easy! This is a great way to keep the kids busy while stuck inside.




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