Exploring Color Theory - Science for Kids
We love exploring color theory through simple play. After watching the colors of our rainbow slime blend and combine beautifully I was inspired to set up a color mixing activity using slime. I purposefully made our glitter slime in the three primary colors, so we could mix it to create secondary colors. Recently on a super hot day we were stuck inside, so I pulled out our sparkly slime to do some mixing.
JZ (6) looked at the color combos and predicted the outcomes we would end up with after mixing.
How to Explore Color Theory with Slime
I let three of my boys (Tank wasn't interested in participating) choose two colors each to combine.
They each mixed the slime his own way.
Peanut (34 months) was so sweet, carefully kneading his slime together. He was very determined and focused. Digging his fingers into the slime demonstrated perfectly what a great material slime is for boosting fine motor skills.
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