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Early in the year YC and I were tie-dyeing Easter eggs (yes this is that old) and part of it included wrapping the eggs up in kitchen paper.  When we unwrapped them not only were the eggs beautifully decorated but so was the kitchen paper.  YC loved how it turned out and wanted to continue decorating kitchen paper in this way. Although she was doing this for the pure enjoyment, it struck me that this would make a wonderful activity to do on its own for young children to discover what happens when they mix colours.

You will need:

  • Kitchen towel
  • Pipettes/ droppers
  • Food colour
  • Cups
  • Water

In each cup mixing some food colouring with water.

Then let your little one experiment with dripping the colours onto the paper.


This is a wonderful way to explore what colours are created when mixed together; it also makes some very pretty works of art.


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Exploring colour mixing using kitchen towels.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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