We recently did a fun science experiment where we placed flower stems in jars of coloured water and watched what happened (you must try this if you haven’t yet!) Instead of tipping out the jars of highly concentrated food colouring and water, we used them to become our own liquid water colour paints and experimented with a dip dying method of painting.
I found some paper doilies and we folded them roughly into quarters, then dipped each one individually into a different jar of the liquid colouring. We rotated the doilies so that they were each coloured differently and each colour was used each time.
What they are learning as they play:
creativity: combining materials, making 3-D sculptural art work, using materials to represent nature, colour mixing
Bean: 12 mos
See our huge range of Spring play and creative activities here!