Easy Colour Mixing

Over the past few days we've been sharing some easy play ideas which use only few materials and are simple to set up at home. You can read one, two, three, four and five later. Today we did one of our favourite activities - mixing colours.


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Easy play ideas - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!


We love experimenting with colour. Frequent visitors here will already know this but if this is your first time here, we written before about colour mixing with playdough and paint, 
Easy play ideas - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!
colour mixing with paint
Easy play ideas - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!
colour mixing by making chalk paint
Easy play ideas - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!
colour mixing with pipettes when younger
Easy play ideas - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!
and then older 
Easy play ideas - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!
colour mixing with milk
Easy play ideas - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!
colour mixing by dip dying
Easy play ideas - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!


Today's easy play idea was a scaled-down version of our dip dye art. The process is simple. You will need -
  • three cups/containers (deep enough for dipping)
  • liquid water colours or food colouring in red, blue and yellow (we watered down our liquid water colours a little to make them go further)
  • paper card stock cut into small strips
Just dip one end of the paper into one colour covering two thirds of the card then remove it.


Easy play ideas - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!

Turn it around and then dip the other end in an alternate colour.

Easy play ideas - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!

The ahhh moment comes when children realise a new third colour has appeared in the middle, a secondary colour. 

Easy play ideas - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!

Of course you can't just do one or two, you have to do many! We're thinking these will make great bookmarks when they're dry.

Easy play ideas - using simple resources found at home, re-create these easy play invitations for your children to make and play these holidays. Visit www.youclevermonkey.com or #easyplayidea on Instagram to follow along!

You can also check out the hashtag #easyplayidea on Instagram for more ideas to promote play in your house these holidays.

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2 comments

  1. Beautiful Pictures! A nice way to teach color mixing :)

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