Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Color mixing/craft

I have been teaching the kids how to mix secondary colors. Last week we did this project. I sprayed shaving creme into three ziplock bags, then added yellow/blue, blue/red, and yellow/red. The kids squshed them to make green, purple, and orange.




After the colors were mixed we dumped the shaving creme into a pan and swirled it around.

Next the kids took white card stock and layed it on the mixture.



I then wiped the creme of with a napkin, and this is the finished product.


7 comments:

Sharon said...

Love this idea---I did something similar w/ food dye and salt. Works great but love your paper idea at the end! Thanks!!

Hadley said...

fun idea! my kids love anything remotely messy! we love to mix shaving cream and food coloring in the tub and "paint"

Do you have a tour of your homeschool area? I'd love to hear what all that fun stuff is back there...in particular what's on the cookie sheet? I use cookie sheets a lot!

chubbycheeks said...

Not sure about a cookies sheet? Mabey the computer keyboard. That is there schoolroom table. It has a couple of dry erase boards some baskets with markers, pencils, dry erase makers. Also a learning clock and tub with easy reader books for my son to pick out. HTH

chubbycheeks said...

I forgot about the mini globe from Ross, and the kids computer. They have a stack of learning games that they can play.

Sarah said...

This is a fun way to play with mixing colors! Love the idea to get it on paper. Thanks for linking to Kid Friendly Friday!

jennwa said...

Any lid would love doing that. Super fun.

Shelley a.k.a. Momma said...

Sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing the ideas!!