Thank you to my friend, Stephanie, for giving me this idea a while back! She lives in England and I just want to give a quick shout-out to the social media that keeps us in touch!!
I have saved this idea for a good time and now that Molly (5) is learning all about colors in kindergarten this week, now is the perfect time to experiment with colored water!
We started with four small bowls, each filled with about 3/4 cup of water. Lay them out all in a row, side by side. Add about 6 drops of food coloring per cup. We made a red, a blue, and two yellows - one for each edge.
Now twist a paper towel into a kind of rope and arch it from one cup to another. Make one for each connection. The colored water will soak up in the paper towel and as the colors mix you see the new color appear!
It might take a while for the colors to reach each other, so we helped them along by dripping some colored water on the appropriate spots. My little "princess scientist" actually liked this part best!