2.17.2011

to do: color science.


We've been inside all week-- even the preschool outdoor time is cut short when the 'weather watch' counts enough rain drops (or hail!).  To stay happy today, we came up with this simple & colorful craft.  It makes all this gray feel less dreary.

(seen: yellow, red and blue food coloring)






You only need:
*one ice cube tray
*one dropper
*blue, red and yellow food coloring
*water

Now, on to becoming a color scientist.  Mix as you like.

11 comments:

Missy said...

I love this idea.

And the pictures are really pretty.

Edible Art said...

haha very cute idea,
great way to play with the primary colors (:

KJ said...

source on the mat and the apron? oilcloth?

kelli said...

KJ, the placemat was pottery barn kids several years ago. the apron is an oilcloth art smock from Land of Nod.

Natali said...

I love a good rainbow :)

Color can be therapeutic too, and this is such a cute idea.

The Beetle Shack said...

hi! ive just come over from AT and im so excited to have found your gem of a blog!

this idea is excellent, im a vis art teacher and this would be great in the class room! i'd love to link back here on my blog if thats okay?

either way, im following!

xo em

Ms. P said...

Thank you for this great idea. I used it at work and the students loved it.

The Silly Scope said...

I love this idea. A great way to experience colors and using simple everyday items!

Once a small seed said...

Love it! We will be trying this ASAP. Thanks for the idea!

Carolyn said...

I love love love this!!! I have been working a lot with my son on learning basic color mixing...this is one of those activities that will reinforce what he has learned and be fun as well! Thanks for the idea!

hey said...

It's going to be a hot one here today in South Texas! We might try this fun coloring mixing. Even my older son would enjoy!

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