The Color Scientist
- Food coloring, at least the primary colors
- Clear plastic containers
- Scientist gear (optional but fun)
- Colored circles cut from construction paper
- Sheets of colored construction paper
- Glue stick
- Fill a plastic container partway with water and add a couple of drops of food coloring. Mix.
- Repeat with the number of colors you’ve chosen to work with.
- 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.
- 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.
- Repeat with different colors until she’s either tired of the game or you’ve created as many color combinations as you can.