Developing the Whole Child

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Rainbow Marbled Milk Prints

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R was 16 months old at the time of this activity

Activity:

Making Rainbow Paper

R had fun swirling food colouring and oil drops around in milk using a q-tip.  I placed a thin layer of milk (just enough to cover the bottom) in a cake pan. I added drops of food colouring into the water and then added drops of oil into the food colouring drops.  R swirled the colours around. I then placed some water colour paper on top to capture her swirls as a print on paper.  The printing step needs to happen shortly after starting to swirl the colours together so that the food colouring doesn’t dissolve into the water and so that the print comes out quite brightly on the paper.  The oil is used to add the swirling effect you see in our prints! Continue reading