I did this activity a while ago with the girls but it’s a goodie because it doesn’t require much in the way of materials and it takes a little while to do, so a good one to pass a bit of time.
At Our local Coles the other day there were palettes on palettes of paper towel too, so you should be able to find what you need without hassle. Fingers crossed!
The whole concept is that the colours will mix or even ‘walk’ into a new cup, it’s pretty cool to watch.
How to do it:
Once you‘re happy with your water walking, you could always try to get your hand on some white flowers and pop them into the coloured water. Over the next couple of days you’ll find they drink up the colours and their petals will begin to change colour. Chrysanthemums, I think, work the best, we used Freesia for our test, but you could try most varieties of flower and see how you go. Flower availability might be a little limited at the moment though.
Another cool activity to show the mixing of colour is to use light. For this one we used three torches and cellophane over the lenses but if you can’t get access to cellophane, paper towel coloured with a felt pen would work too...as long as the torch light still shines through it well. You’ll need a red torch, blue torch and yellow torch and you’re ready to mix coloured light! We shone them up onto the ceiling and wall so they crossed over and made the new colours of green, orange and purple.
Paint is an obvious follow-on for the colour-mixing activity but we chose to use dotty paint pens for ours. Using Blue, Red and Yellow dots the girls explored colour mixing by dotting one colour on top of the other.
We got our pens from Riot Art but I can’t seem to find them to link for you.
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