Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Paper Towel Color Wheel

at my favorite Montessori teacher, Anne's site,

I couldn't wait to try it with my own girls.
As it turned out, the post halloween morning
was the perfect time to try it
with both of my girls and their sweet daddy.

First we mixed up
three cups of colored water
RED, BLUE, YELLOW

Then I marked a template
for each of them to follow
on the waxy side of a piece of waxed deli paper.

Then I armed them each with a pipette
from our science box...
you could also use an eye dropper.

Each girl followed her "recipe"
One dot of food coloring water
per dot on the chart.

(mom and dad had to ask Mini-Saurus
questions like, "Where are the yellow dots?
Now put your yellow on those dots....")

Then use your pipette or eye dropper
to MIX the COLORS!

(important: we forgot to do this the first time and it didn't work)

Put your paper towel down
to reveal the surprise!!!

Ta-da!!

10 comments:

The Activity Mom said...

turned out great!

Wendy Hawksley said...

Oh, what a cool idea. It looks wonderful!

Adriana said...

What a fun idea! We are big fans of color mixing over here!

-Miss V- said...

i just love the whimsy you bring to the activities you do with your kids...i look forward to more posts!

Anne said...

Hi MaryLea!

I'm so glad the girls tried it! They look so lovely - the girls and the color wheels! ;) You always make my day! Such a cool and creative mama!

Elise said...

The step-by-step instructions as to how you did this are great. I like how you used the dot sytem as a template.

The girls color wheels look beautiful.

parentingBYdummies said...

OMG you are possibly the funnest mom I've ever seen! Love all of your cute and easy to do (unless you're me!) crafts, and those boxes...awe-some! So glad I clicked over to check you out. I'll have to come back again soon!

Bridgett said...

Fun! And pretty too. :)

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Both of these experiments are SO COOL! I love how those work. I have to buy paper towels now.

Val

Georgina Bomer said...

I have linked to this post in my new round-up of paper towel art. Thanks for the inspiration! http://craftulate.blogspot.com/2013/06/12-paper-towel-art-projects.html

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