Saturday, October 24, 2009

Heads Up and Color Mixing

Little New Fish has learned to hold her head up for pretty long periods of time. She's getting so much bigger so fast.

Today was a pretty laid back day. Red Fish spent a whole bunch of time coloring, playing with stickers and playing with her play dough. She requires a lot of stimulation and pretty much always has to be doing some sort of project. I was looking for something easy to do with her and found this project on my list.
We decided to mix colors together in bags.

1 cup cornstarch
1/3-cup sugar
4 cups cold water
Combine in a pot and heat. Stir constantly and when it starts to thicken, remove it from heat. It makes sort of a white gel. Divide it into three bowls and add food coloring to each bowl. We stuck with the primary colors. Put some of two colors into a seal-able sandwhich bag. I taped the top shut because I knew Red Fish would try and open it. Then I gave it to her to start squishing and mix the colors. She loved squishing the bag. I'm not sure she even understood that we were combining the color to create a new one but that will come later. For now it was just a nice clean project. She was especially excited about the purple. I let her squish the bags for quite awhile until she popped them. There is a color mixing experiement with different bottles of liquids in one of my art books. I want to try it out but I think we will wait until Red Fish is older and can understand what we are doing. Mostly she just enjoyed squishing the bags this time around. Who knows though. She learned her colors without my knowing so maybe she got more out of our project than I really know.


The Clem Family said...

I still don't know where you get all the energy to do this stuff! Although, this project doesnt' seem too bad.

New Fish is sooo cute! I can't wait to see her!

Richinsrock said...

I agree, I am tired thinking of all the fun things that you do with your girls. What a cute mom you are.

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