Fun with Science!

The Color Scientist

What You’ll Need:Beakers

  • Food coloring, at least the primary colors
  • Clear plastic containers
  • Eyedropper
  • Scientist gear (optional but fun)
  • Colored circles cut from construction paper
  • Sheets of colored construction paper
  • Glue stick


  1. Fill a plastic container partway with water and add a couple of drops of food coloring. Mix.
  2. Repeat with the number of colors you’ve chosen to work with.
  3. Encourage your child to use the eyedropper to move colored water from one plastic container into an empty container and then add another color to see what happens.
  4. When she makes a new color, have her choose the two colored circles that made the new color and glue those to circles onto a sheet of paper of the new color. For instance, if she mixes red and yellow to get orange, have her glue a red circle and a yellow circle onto an orange piece of paper.
  5. Repeat with different colors until she’s either tired of the game or you’ve created as many color combinations as you can.