Color mixing Activity for Kids

Primary colors, Black and White Paints

We had fun with color mixing with Play-Doh when my son was in preschool. We enjoyed this activity by mixing paints. We used primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) and black and white paints to make grey or add some shades.

What We Used

  • Paint (We used tempera paints) Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, and White
  • Printed out “Color Mixing” Worksheet (Please download it below)
  • Brush
  • Water in the jar
  • Paint palette
  • Paper towels or rag for cleaning

Free Download PDF

Color mixing Activity for Kids_PDF_Spongykids

Step by Step

  1. First, we prepared the paints on the paint palette. We used Red, Blue, Yellow, Black and White paints.
Mixing color activity for kids_spongykids
Getting ready for mixing colors!

2. We used this color mixing worksheet (You can download it above). This worksheet shows which color you added together. That is why there are plus signs and equal signs.

Color mixing printable worksheet sample Screenshot image
Color mixing printable worksheet sample

Before you mix the colors, paint the two circles with the colors you picked. After mixing them on the palette, paint the last circle right next to the equal sign with mixed color so that you can see the result later easily.

Here is the example. (My son’s mixing)

Mixing color activity
Mixing color activity for kids Spongykids
Mixing colors (primary colors, black and white)

Happy learning!

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