Friday, June 7, 2013

Playing with color

Every now and then H will come to me and ask to "do a craft or experiment" on the spot. She really keeps me on toes and helps me stay creative. I noticed that she enjoys more interactive play/activities while N can happily play by himself. It's neat to see their uniqueness. They each have a special concoction of me and my husband's traits.

Lately H&N took interest in how to create colors. (Ex: Yellow and blue makes green.)
As you know by now my kids love to paint. So our first project was to create a rainbow.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Paint
Paint brush
White paper plate
Scissors

Cut paper plate in half and begin painting your rainbow. You have the option to teach your child(ren) the colors of the rainbow and/or how to mix primary colors to create orange, green and purple. You can also use this to teach how the rainbow is God's promise to Noah. A simple project with many lessons.
Once they were finished, I punched a hole on top and hung up their works of art.
Our second was experimenting with food coloring. I found this on Pinterest. Now that the weather is warmer we were able to do this outside. Makes any spills an easy clean up.

WHAT  YOU WILL NEED
Food coloring
Milk
Shallow dish or pan
Toothpicks

Fill dish with some milk, add a drop or two of food coloring and swirl the colors with toothpick. Try a few drops of blue and red and see what happens.
Eventually they just added all the colors. It created a cool marbleized effect. And a "beautiful" muddy color for the final product.  Some supervision is required for the young ones since food coloring can be a bear to wash out. And make sure they're wearing something you don't mind getting dirty, just in case hehe. H&N had so much fun that they wanted to do it again!

What is your favorite color?
How are you coloring some fun this weekend?

Have a great weekend!
Eva

12 comments:

  1. Being able to play and experiment with color is so fun! I used to love doing that when I was a kid. My favorite colors are blue, green, and pink. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. You still do that Yi-chia, with the outfits you put together everyday ; ) I love the color blue too!

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  2. Hehe, keeps ya on your toes, I BET! At least you have most of the materials handy. I'd be scrounging the house for supplies if J wanted to craft suddenly ;). My favorite color is red. No "color" in the weekend plans yet :).

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    1. I'm sure you'd be able to whip something up Lisa! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Oh how cute! Baby C isn't into art and crafts lately. If she was, I would definitely do the this fun and simple craft with her.

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    1. Thanks Mandi! You can save it for a rainy day hehe ; )

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  4. This is so cute! and looks like such a fun project for kids ;) xo akiko
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    1. Thanks Akiko! Glad you stopped by :)

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    1. Thank you Lady parisienne! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. That's clever to cut the plate in half to make it a rainbow shape. Good idea! My favorite color is blue. All shades of blue.

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    1. Thanks sugarlens! I'm with you, blue is my favorite too :)

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