Colour Mixing

by Geraldine Tan


Discover the many colourful possibilities of mixing primary colours together.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Suitable For: 4-5 years old

Estimated Time: 15-30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Colour Mixing

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Fine motor.

  • Intellectual - Observing, comparing, predicting, experimenting.

  • Emotional - Confidence.

  • Social - Sharing with friends and family.


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Step 1

Prepare 3 cups of water.

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Step 3

Observe the colour change (green). Experiment with the other colours in the other small cups such as red + blue = purple and red + yellow = orange. In the end, pour these liquids into the bigger cup and pour it away in the sink.

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  • Plastic Droppers

  • Food Colouring

  • 1 Big Cup

  • 3 Small Transparent Cups

Step 2

Put 4 drops of yellow into 1 small transparent cup. Next, put 1 drop of blue into another small transparent cup. Then Invite the children to predict what will happen.

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