Friday, August 28, 2015

Montessori style color mixing

Lately little A has been fascinated with transferring water between containers, so I came up with this project to let her practice transferring and mixing colors at the same time...and I loved how it turned out to be a colorful flower! 

You will need:
3 small bowls
Red, blue and yellow food coloring
Flower shaped tray (I got ours from Hobby Lobby for $2)
An eye dropper 

What to do:
Put some water in each of the three small bowls and add 2-3 drops of food coloring to each one. Encourage your child to mix the colors using the eye dropper and make each petal a different color. 

This project kept my 3 1/2 year old busy for at least 40 minutes, we would dump one "flower" out and she would fill them again and again with different variations of each color. We added in some plain water at one point to make a more pastel looking flower. Have fun!