Kids naturally love to explore color mixing. Whether you’re using paints, playdough, or even ice, color mixing can be a wonderful learning experience and a great way to encourage creativity!
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My kids are always enthralled with mixing colors. Anytime I get out paints for a project, they are excitedly mixing and creating their own colors. I love seeing how excited they get when they create a color they didn’t expect or when they make a color that’s just right for their project.
By allowing children time to explore color mixing, whether on their own or in a directed fashion, kids can begin to gain an understanding of color theory in a hands-on way.
Color mixing doesn’t have to just be done with paints. You’ll find all kinds of creative ways for kids to explore color mixing in this collection of ideas from some wonderful kid bloggers!
15 Ways for Kids to Explore Color Mixing
Mixing Colors in an Array from Buggy and Buddy
Color Mixing with Marbles in a Bottle from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Mixing Colors while Baking from Buggy and Buddy
100 Colours Hundred Square Activities from Nurture Store
Rainbow Playdough Color Wheel from Babble Dabble Doo
Create and Name Your Own Colors from Buggy and Buddy
Mess Free Color Mixing on the Light Table from Kitchen Floor Crafts
Color Mixing with Ice from Learn Play Imagine
Rainbow Spin Mixing from Babble Dabble Doo
Rainbow in a Bag Color Mixing Experiment for Kids from The Artful Parent
Magic Foaming Dough Color Mixing from Sugar Aunts
Color Mixing with Playdough from Buggy and Buddy
Color Theory Ornaments from Mama. Papa. Bubba
Color Mixing with Rainbow Oobleck from Learn Play Imagine
Color Mixing with Tempera Cakes on a Mirror from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds