Learn all about color mixing and keep reading for a fun way to recreate these experiments at home!
What You’ll Need:
- Hair gel
- Food coloring
- Popsicle sticks
- Blue’s Clues & You! cut-outs
- Gallon size zip close bag
- Alcohol swab
STEP 1: Remove the label from the plastic bag using an alcohol swab.
STEP 2: Cut out Blue and Magenta from the printable found below.
STEP 3: Add a small dot of glue to the top of a popsicle stick and place the Blues Clues cutouts on top.
STEP 4: Add clear hair gel to separate bowls and add a drop or two of food coloring to the hair gel. Mix well. Use only primary colors plus pink if you have some (it makes the prettiest purple when mixed with blue).
STEP 5: Open the bag as widely as possible so you have easy access to the bottom.
STEP 6: Add in the first color and spread it evenly along the bottom. Layer the colors on top of each other inside the bag. Using the natural stickiness of the gel, the bag will close slightly after each color, leaving a bit of space between them.
STEP 7: Seal the bag well making sure there is little to no air inside.
STEP 8: Use the Blue’s Clues sticks to mix the colors and trace shapes, letters, numbers or anything your child would enjoy. As the colors blend, you’ll slowly see new colors developing. From red, yellow, blue and pink we made orange, green and purple.
Happy color mixing!