First we read two cute books about colors and color mixing (click on images for more info from Amazon).
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Warthogs Paint: A Messy Color Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Both books showcase the primary colors, and what happens when cute animals get a little messy and mix things up!
After reading both of these books we did a color mixing experiment of our own. Take a look at our Halloween Color Mixing Craft:
What you'll need:
1. Blue, red, and yellow paints in squeeze bottles
2. 4 plastic baggies
3. Thick white paper and a pair of scissors to cut it into shapes of Halloween objects (we did witches, Frankensteins, spiders, pumpkins, monsters, and apples).
|We added a small amount of paint to each baggie. Here we|
added blue and yellow.
|Then I sealed the baggie shut and let baby bookworm shake the|
bag, and mix the colors all up to get a nice green.
|We added one of our Halloween shapes to the bag - here we|
are "painting" a witch!
|We also mixed orange paint for pumpkins, purple paint for spiders|
and monsters, and brown paint for rotten apples. Here they
are drying before adding the final touches.
|We decorated our objects with markers and googly eyes.|
|Then we hung them from our sky lights to add a little|
Halloween spirit to our playroom!
Remember, books are a great place to spark a child's interest - but there's nothing better than seeing, experimenting, and discovering with your own senses! Enjoy.