Have you noticed that your kids love mixing colors? It’s so much fun to see what colors they can create by doing a little color mixing. These creative activities will introduce kids to basic color theory and allow them to have tons of fun with color mixing.
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Mess-Free Color Mixing
This Color Mixing on the Window activity is easy to set up and great for little ones.
This Primary Color Rainbow Suncatcher is a creative way to teach your kids color recognition.
This fun Color Mixing with Gel Baggies activity is a fun way to teach your kids about different colors!
This Color Mixing Tops combines science, art, and fun to make a fun interactive color activity.
This simple Shaving Cream Color Mixing is a great no-mess activity for kids.
This all-encompassing Colorful Squishy Sensory Bags Light Table Activity is great for teaching so many valuable concepts to your kids.
Mixing Colors with Paint
This interactive Spin Art Color Mixing art activity is a great way to teach color theory and make lively art.
Mixing colors is a classic art activity, but this Create & Name Your Own Colors with Free Printable activity takes this idea to a whole new creative level.
Let your kids get a little messy with this fun Handprint Color Mixing activity.
This Frozen Paint Color Mixing activity is perfect for hot summer days when you want to play outside.
This Color Mixing Surprise Game is easily adapted for toddlers or preschoolers making this a great art activity for little ones.
This simple Create Your Own Colors Paint Swatches activity is a great way to let your kids see all different shades of colors.
Your kids will love this Rainbow Color Mix Marble Painting that goes beyond the standard canvas and paintbrush.
Color Mixing with Liquids
This fun Water Balloon Color Mixing art activity is perfect for learning over the summer.
This Walking Water Color Theory Science is easy to set up and will wow your kids!
Mix colors with a unique twist with this Color Mixing Array activity.
If you need an easy learning activity for your kids, you can’t go wrong with this Easy Liquid Color Mixing activity.
Learn about mixing colors using this fun Color Changing Milk activity.
Use your leftover candy to make this fun Lollipop Color Mixing activity for your kids.
This Icing Colors Art is a fun art activity that won’t require any paintbrushes!
Make your own sensory bottles with this easy Color Mixing Sensory Bottle activity.
This easy Colored Water Transfer Play is great for a simple art activity for your kids.
Even More Color Mixing Ideas
Make your own oobleck rainbow with this Oobleck Color Mixing activity.
Explore color theory with this Slime Color Mixing activity.
This great Mixing Colors with Play Dough activity will help teach your children about mixing colors without making a big mess.
Soap foam is awesome and this Soap Foam Color Mixing activity is great for a hands-on color activity.
This great science-inspired Fizzy Color Mixing activity works great as an art or STEM activity.
These beautiful Colored Coffee Filter Flowers are a fun way to teach your kids about colors with a fun craft.
Online Color Mixing Games
Kids can also explore color mixing online with these fun games. They are a great way to review and reinforce observations made during the hands-on activities above, and they’re mess free!
Paint Splat from Peep in the Big Wide World let’s kids make splats to create their own colors or mix colors to match colors shown.
With Creating Colors kids are guided through mixing primary colors to to create new colors. Even I had fun playing with this one a bit!
Explore basic coding with this color mixing coding activity from iGameMom.
What fun ways do your kids enjoy mixing colors? What’s worked for you at home or in the classroom? Let us know in the comments.
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