This Paper Towel Dye Experiment is a super quick and easy to prep experiment perfectly fun for toddlers and preschoolers!
The steps and instructions to set this activity up are so easy! Both of my kids took turns at helping and they felt so proud and useful 🙂 Once the set up was done and the paper towels were in, they watched patiently as the colors slowly crawled up the paper towels. They were amazed at the process. My preschooler kept asking me how can the colorful water go up the paper towel and stay in there? It was awesome to see my kids being so patient and interested in something so simple yet so educational!
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MATERIALS FOR Paper Towel Dye experiment:
- Paper towel roll
- 3 glasses/cups with water
- Washable kids paint (3 colors)
- Time 🙂
- Add a bit of each washable kids paint into each glass of water and stir well with spoon.
- Rip 3 pieces of paper towels and roll each one up. Stick between and into each glass like rainbows.
- As the paper towel sits in the painted water, the colors will gradually soak into and up the paper towel creating beautiful color mixing.
What is my child learning and improving?
- Learning step by step instructions (this activity is easy enough even for toddlers to help out! Kids are learning step by step instructions, rules and diligence)
- Patience (this activity is great for working on patience! The child has to wait, or entertain themselves doing something else, while the colors soak up the paper towel)
- Colors (you can talk, learn, memorize the colors you are using. Talk about what two colors, if combined, make another color, etc.)