Color Mixing

To help your child understand the science of color and learn how to create new colors

This color recognition activity helps children learn colors and their names, match colors and mix colors to create new colors. Using clothespins and cotton swabs can help your child develop sensory and fine motor skills in hand and finger control, which will be helpful for future writing. Let’s get started.

What you’ll need

  •  Wooden Clothespins
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Watercolor Paint
  • Cotton Buds

How to Set Up

  1. Print the Chanafavors printable file.
  2. Cut out the image of the palette, brushes, and color pads. Attach each brush to the clothespin with double-sided tape.
  3. Prepare a palette of watercolor paint.

How to play

  1. After learning to mix colors, choose a color pad and have the child pin two brushes that, when mixed together, create that color. Repeat the steps with other colors.


Adult supervision is required for any activity presented by CHANA and Chanafavors.

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