We are participating in StArt at A Mommy’s Adventures again. This week we read two books about color mixing that were on my library list for a while. Finally, they both happened to be available at the same time. Anna enjoyed Mouse Paint a lot more, probably because it didn’t involve any crying.
I thought it would be a good opportunity to finally try some scientific color mixing combined with painting. I set her outside with four plastic glasses. The first three had red, yellow and blue food coloring mixed in water, and the last one had clear water. I gave her a medicine dropper and was hoping to get some color mixing done. The moment Anna saw a medicine dropper, she informed me that all her farm animals are very sick and need some medicine. Then she spent good 30 minutes dropping colored water on them. After some prompting she finally turned to color mixing but despite reading all those books was not able to predict what will happen when she mixes blue and yellow water. She was quite surprised when the water turned green. She never acted surprised before when we did the same with paint. I guess in her mind paint and colored water have different properties.
I also saw this neat coffee filter fall craft at No Time For Flashcards and wanted to color a few filters for it. Anna was happy to oblige, but I learned that the water solution definitely needs to be more concentrated. Our colored water looked great in the glasses, but the color was barely visible on coffee filters. Since Anna liked the whole project so much, we will probably try it again at some point with less water and more food coloring.
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