One more month of summer - can you believe it?? Whether you are more than ready for school to start back up or trying to soak up every last second of summer, I have a fun activity for you to keep your kiddos occupied!
I love to pull out fun things to do with my little ones that are secretly teaching them something super cool at the same time - this STEM color blending activity does just that!
6 bowls or cups (or 7 if your kids, like mine, decide that they need to know what would happen if all the secondary colors mixed together)
6 paper towels (or 9, again, if your kids are like mine)
food coloring in the three primary colors (blue, red, & yellow)
Start by filling every other bowl about halfway with water. The bowls in between, just add a little water to the bottom. Then to the fuller bowls add a few drops of food coloring - one color per bowl. We found that this worked better if the colors were darker so be a little generous here. Then put one end of a paper towel into one bowl and the other end of the same towel into the bowl next to it. Continue around the circle until your bowls look like the picture below.
Then sit back and watch as the colors magically start to climb up the paper towels and into the bowls on either side! My kids couldn't tear their eyes away from this part.
After about 15 minutes, the colors were starting to mix so we gave ours a little poke and stir. It was really hard for those little hands to stay out of those bowls!
And after about 30 minutes it looked like this!
We got green, orange, purple, and a lovely shade of weird brown in the middle! Success! This was a low mess, super fun activity for my littles, ranging in age from 2 to 10 years old. They all enjoyed it in a different way and it was so fun!
Here's to enjoying and playfully learning in this last month of summer!