Mad Scientist Art

Today we had a lot of fun pretending to be mad scientists,
& we made these :

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There has been a lot of wanting to be a doctor around here recently ,
so we read a bit about what doctors & scientists do and came up with
a little experiment using colours & paper towel shapes.
We learned quite a bit as well,

Where did the yellow go?
Oh! We made green!!

so we thought we would share it here with you.


Mad Scientist Art

You will need:
food colouring
paper towel shapes (we cut out “patients” & butterflies)
little jars

optional:
eye drop dropper..
funnel
mad scientist safety goggles (we made ours from a cereal box)

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How to:

Cut out shapes from paper towels,
mix a bit of food colouring with water.

Let your little scientist mix the colours,
pour them from one jar to another ,
discover how to make completely new colours..
(Please keep in mind that food colouring will stain the skin,
so if you have a doctors appointment or a grandparent visit soon
you might want to wear gloves or at least put some lotion on your little one’s hands.)

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Then, when you made a colour you like
you can use your dropper to carefully drop colour onto your shapes,
our simply dip them in or pour the colour right over them.

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When you are happy with the way they look just put them onto
some cardboard paper & let them dry.

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We will definitely be making more & I think it’s a great activity for a birthday party,
especially in the summer when it can be done outside.

Wishing you a fun day!

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5 Responses to Mad Scientist Art

  1. What a great idea!!

  2. So fun! We love color mixing and DS is very interested in life as a surgeon right now. Perfect timing :-)

  3. lisa says:

    This is so cute. You have such a lovely blog.

  4. Susana says:

    Hi! Thank you so much for this great idea! I found your blog through the Mothering forum. I’d love to try this fun activity and went ahead and posted a link to it on my blog. Thanks for sharing!

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