Color Mixing Experiment

Create all the colors of the rainbow with this simple and fun color mixing activity.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Before starting our color mixing activity, we laid down newspaper in our work area just in case of any spills. Next, we gathered the rest of our supplies together.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    We filled 4 clear plastic cups 3/4 of the way full of water and added a few drops of food coloring to each one. We then put a small amount of clear water in each section of the egg carton.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    We placed the eye droppers in the colored water and used them to dispense drops of each color into the clear water in the egg carton.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    It was really exciting to see what happened when we mixed different colors together.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    Pretty soon we a rainbow of colors unfolded in our egg cartons. When our egg cartons were full we just dumped out the water and started all over again!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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