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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,
colour mixing with paint
colour mixing by making chalk paint
colour mixing with pipettes when younger
and then older
colour mixing with milk
colour mixing by dip dying
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.
Turn it around and then dip the other end in an alternate colour.
The ahhh moment comes when children realise a new third colour has appeared in the middle, a secondary colour.
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.
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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