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Level: ECE, Primary
Grades: PreK - Gr2 | Age: 2 - 8yrs | Written by: Elisha B
[Elisha is a 3rd grade student from Spanish Fork, Utah]

Students will learn to mix colors with unique art materials - corn syrup and food coloring.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Mix each of the food coloring colors with the corn syrup so you have three corn syrup colors (red, yellow and blue).
  2. Use your fingers (or brushes, or Q-Tips, etc.) to paint on the paper plate or paper with the corn syrup.
  3. Mix different colors to create new colors (yellow and blue make green; red and blue make purple; yellow and red make orange).
  4. Write down which colors created the new colors when mixed together.
  5. Let dry and hang to display.

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The Science Book of Color
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This book explains the principles of color and gives instructions for a variety of simple experiments.

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