Kids love to explore color mixing, and so I am always looking for more activities that can allow them to explore new colors. When you first hear the words “color mixing”, you might automatically think art. And yes, art is a great way to explore color mixing. But it can also be done in many other ways! For those of you who have been following my blog for awhile, you know how much I prefer hands-on activities for our toddlers and preschoolers. I kept this in mind while searching Pinterest for some new ideas. I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I have!
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Color mixing activities for kids:
Brush watercolors onto doilies and watch the colors overlap.
Make your own color mixing fountain with straws and cups. (A Little Pinch of Perfect)
Shake colors and mix them up in a plastic bottle.
Watch colors mix on ice as you add salt. (The Science Kiddo)
Blend two colors together on the surface of a mirror to make a third color.
Explore color mixing with red, yellow,and blue play dough. (Homegrown Friends)
Drip watercolors onto paper towels for colorful circles.
If you have a light table, try some no-mess color mixing using hair gel. (Kitchen Floor Crafts)
Drip watercolors on a vertical surface and watch the colors blend as they move down the surface.
Paint with colored ice cubes. (Inspiration Laboratories)
Add some science to a color mixing activity using Skittles. (Pre-Kinders)
Mix colors in milk for a marbled color effect. (Parent Savvy)
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