Colour Mixing

Mix up liquid colours to see what different colours you can make
Equipment: food colouring, plastic containers or cups

A fun way to see how to make different colours

Make colours

Get some plastic containers or cups and mix up food colouring and water in separate containers - blue, yellow and red are great if you have them


Get a clean container and let the kids experiment by adding a few spoonfuls or pouring some coloured liquid into the new container and adding other colours to it

Try combinations

You may need to pour away the mixed up coloured water every now and then as it will probably end up brown! But the kids can then try making purple, orange and green by adding the correct 2 primary colours


The children can also try making different shades of colours by changing the amount of each colour that they add