Colour Mixing

Children love to experiment with mixing colours. Older children can find out the answers to the questions on the next page.

What You Need:

Paint Pallets and  BrushInstructions:

  1. Fill each mixing bowl with water. Add a few drops of food colouring to each one (adult).
  2. Spread newspaper or plastic over the table or counter.
  3. Experiment with mixing the colours together in the glasses. Measuring cups are useful for transferring colours from the bowls to the glasses.
  4. Older children may want to write out “recipes” for the colours they create. Include specific measurements and a name for the colour. An adult can help younger children write out recipes.

*This experiment was taken from the Books in the Home Kit, Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?