Saturday Science: Color Mixing

SunnyGirl has finally mastered color recognition, so its time to step it up and show her how colors are made. Before we move on to cover shades and such, we’re going to practice mixing primary colors to make secondary colors.
For this experiment, I laid out 9 clear cups, each 1/3rd full of water. I put red food dye drops into two cups, yellow food dye drops into two cups, and blue food dye drops into two cups, leaving three cups with clear water. Then I laid out the cups in groupings so SunnyGirl knew which ones to mix.
Saturday Science Color Mixing
LittleMan has had this mastered for quite some time and has been singing to SunnyGirl the color mixing songs he learned. The songs go a bit like this:

“Blue and red,
blue and red.
They make purple,
they make purple.
Mix them up together,
mix them up together.
They make purple,
they make purple.”
Saturday Science Color Mixing Blue and Red
“Red and yellow,
red and yellow.
They make orange,
they make orange.
Mix them up together,
mix them up together.
They make orange,
they make orange.”
Saturday Science Color Mixing Red and Orange
“Yellow and blue,
yellow and blue.
They make green,
they make green.
Mix them up together,
mix them up together.
They make green,
they make green.”
Saturday Science Color Mixing Yellow and Blue

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4 Comments to Saturday Science: Color Mixing

  1. Love the simplicity of this one – and the song! 🙂

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