Color Mixing

by Sue Cox
(Irvine, CA)


An activity for learning about blending colors:


I can't remember where I heard about this one but my daughter loved it.

Get a few clear plastic cups and filled them half full with water. Then place food coloring drops in each cup and stir. One color per cup.

Then explain and demonstrate how if you pour one color into another it makes a brand new color.

Let your child try to make colors. Have them tell you what colors they are starting with and then what color it made when they combined them.

You may want to put a towel down for spills depending on how old your child is. I did this with my daughter when she was just about 2 and she loved it. She spent a good hour mixing colors mostly we came up with brown :) but she she had fun learning her colors which is what its all about at this age.

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