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Monday, June 9, 2014

Mouse Paint

Mouse Paint
Written by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Harcourt, 1995

Mouse Paint is a very simply written story about 3 white mice who come upon 3 containers of primary colored paints. Upon experimenting, each mouse becomes different colors. It's a great book for learning what primary colors make which secondary colors. It's also great for encouraging children to do some experimenting for themselves.

Color Mixing: Try one the activities starting with the primary colors, red, yellow and blue.

Softest Playdough~ 1 part hair conditioner, 2 parts cornstarch 
Edible Playdough~ 1 Tub Whip Topping, 1/2 Box of cornstarch, 2 Tbl of Olive Oil

Shaving Cream: Shaving Cream, Elmer's Glue and Paint (avoid the mess? Put on paper plates and then in gallon-sized ziplock baggies. Seal and finger-paint through the plastic).

Ice Cubes: Color different tray sections with each of the primary colors (food coloring and water) and then freeze. Take them out and stick them in glass cups, trying different colors together to see what they become when melted.

You can also do this activity we did as a class: Star Shooters

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