Color Mixing with Play doh: Secondary Colors

Fun & Easy Way to Teach Kids Colors


It’s like a magic for little kids to see the color change after some kneading play doh. This is an easy and fun activity to identify colors! We played a secondary color project.


What We Used

  • Play doh (Red, Blue, Yellow)

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Photo by andrew jay on Unsplash

Step by Step

  1. Make sure you mix the same amount of play doh. Then knead, knead, and knead.
Color Mixing with Play doh: Secondary Colors

Color Mixing Recipe

Red + Yellow = Orange

Yellow + Blue = Green

Red + Blue = Purple

You can show which primary color they use after they mix colors together. I found out the orange was the tricky one. The same amount of red and yellow didn’t make the orange I expected. (It was too red.) Please adjust the amount a bit. 🙂

Happy learning!

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