Get messy and creative while teaching your kids the exciting world of color mixing and introducing them to the world of primary, secondary and tertiary colors with these five fun activities. Let's begin!
On a paint pallet or any flat, clean surface that you have, combine 2 primary colors to yield a secondary color. Similar to the illustration below, mix blue and yellow on a dish to create green. Use a paint brush or even just a stick to mix both colors together.
The materials that you will need will be water, containers, cups and food coloring in blue, yellow and red. When making your colored liquids, make sure to use equal portions of water.
If you can find some large droppers similar to the illustration below, that will be great in making the activity even more fun for the kids! If not, then small medicinal droppers that are widely available in drugstores will do just fine.
On a sheet of paper and using a black marker, create Venn diagrams using two overlapping circles and let the kids make their color combinations using paint, crayons or oil pastels. The part where the circles intersect will yield the brand new color combination.
Again, start with the primary colors first before letting them create new colors from the secondary and tertiary mix. With an activity this hands-on, we're pretty sure the kids will grasp the concept of color combinations in no time. There are plenty of non-toxic paint that you can easily buy from bookstores for this activity.