Colors and Cups

Colors and Cups

This experiment is fun and easy. The results take some time but this is not a bad thing. It will help teach kids patience and will show them what happens when colors mix.

For this you will need:

  • 6 cups
  • 3 food coloring (red, blue, green or yellow)
  • Water
  • 3 paper towel cut in half. You should end up with 6 Or use 6 paper towels and fold them.
  • Spoon to mix 
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Start by filling 3 of the cups with water. Joe picked the colors red, blue and green. Let the child add in each cup a different food coloring and mix it (one red, one blue and one green or yellow). Let your child count the number of drops he/she adds. You will need about 10 drops.  

Place the cups in a circle alternating one empty cup and one full of colored water. Fold the paper towel in half. Put one half in the empty cup and the other half in the colored water cup.

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Just give it time and show your child how the water is moving up the paper towel every now and then. Then show them how the empty cups start to have water of a new color. Finally, show them how the new color starts climbing on the paper towel. Eventually, each paper towel will have 2 colors one on each side.

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