Use plastic eggs to do a simple colour mixing experiment and learn about primary and secondary colours in a fun way!
We are busy with Easter crafts and activities and these plastic eggs came in handy when we wanted to do a simple colour mixing science experiment.
We used two beads, the same two colours that we are mixing, to enhance the learning process. It makes a sound when you shake it, and after you mixed the colours, you could rinse the beads to remember which colours did you use to make this specific colour.
We added drops of paint and a drop or two of water(it makes the mixing easier).
Then shake, shakitty, shake!
Look what colours I made by only using the three primary colours in different combinations! (Secondary colours)
Simple science, but so interesting! It is a very quick experiment, perfect for a child that is not fond of waiting for something to happen, or children that learn best while moving. And after mixing the colours, use it to paint! A great science and art activity combined!
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
This is a great way to *show* kids how to make colors. I love these clear plastic eggs – I haven’t seen them but I’ll be looking for them!