Colour Mixing

I try to think of things to entertain my little pre-schooler while the baby sleeps. She has been complaining to Daddy that she misses Mummy. So one Thursday I decided we were going to do colour mixing. This idea was taken from an episode of Play School.

I made the three primary colours – red, blue and yellow in three bowls and brought out a short glass for us to mix the colours in.


Little M chose the colours to mix while I used a straw to put drops of colours in the short glass. Once we made the colour, I got her to dip a paper towel in it to colour. The easiest to mix was green and the hardest was purple but she enjoyed it.

Coloured Paper Towel