We are doing a unit on colours today, using home made play dough, coloured with food colouring.
Recipe For Home Made Playdough
- 2 cups of plain flour.
- 3/4 cup salt.
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar.
- 2 cups lukewarm water.
- 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
- Food colouring, optional
I made the playdough last night and added the food colouring this morning, to make three large balls of play dough, one each of red, blue and yellow that I shared out between the girls. These are the primary colours.
They then mixed the playdough to create the secondary colours, orange, green and purple.
This is a video about the primary and secondary colours and creating a colour wheel:
I downloaded a free book on colours. You can get this free, printable colour theory book for kids by visiting this Pinterest link and clicking on the picture. This will take you to a site, where you enter your name and address and get a free download of a colour theory book. The picture below shows the secondary colours made, along with a copy of the downloadable book that we used.
We also watched some useful videos on colour.
A song about mixing colours and the new colours that are made.
A video song about the colours of the rainbow.
Our writing work was “My Favourite Colour”.