Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Primary Colors

Kinsley is currently obsessed with primary colors and color mixing so I thought this activity would be perfect.  A great way for her to experiment with her colors without having to get the paints out and have a big mess right before dinner.

While the girls were napping I poured a bit of acrylic paint into some ziploc bags and taped them to the window.  The girls spotted them immediately but weren't quite sure what to do.  With a bit of encouragement and a simple question "I wonder what would happen if we mushed them around?", they were off. 

Primary Colors

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The girls loved the way the squishy paint felt inside the bag and once the colors started to appear Kinsley especially was thrilled.  We learned a lot about mixing colors and we discovered that they make really pretty decorations when the sun shines through as well. 

This is a great project for kids that aren't quite old enough to be trusted to not eat paint and also a great painting activity when you don't have time (or patience) for a big painting mess.

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1 comment:

  1. That would be fun on the light table too. Or mix in glitter. Looks like they enjoyed it.