Mad Scientist Art

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


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

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


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.)


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.


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


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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