Colour Mixing

Teach children how to mix and make different colours using vibrant dough. This tactile and practical activity is great for the classroom or at home and can be enjoyed by all ages

Time to Make

15 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. In your pack of Colour Mixing Dough, you will find three primary colours, yellow, blue and red. Depending on how many children are in your group or classroom, you may want to invest in multiple packs of dough to ensure each child has enough to experiment with, or divide them up into teams and give each team a pack or ball of each colour.
  2. Divide up the dough between children/teams, ensuring they each have a generous amount of each colour. Hand out a notebook or paper so that they can keep a record of their activity and the results.
  3. You could start by explaining how different colours can be made by the main primary colours, then encourage them to experiment by mixing different amounts of different colours together and noting down what they used and the shade it created.
  4. You could encourage children to model something out of each different colour made, providing they have been given enough dough, then present their findings and creations to the rest of the group at the end of the session.

Top Tip

Try setting your group or children the task of creating all the colours of the rainbow, noting down which colour combinations they used to make each shade, for the perfect team experiment.

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