Friday, November 9, 2012

HOMEMADE WATER COLORS using old markers {Coffee and a Clever Idea}

I love this idea because it not only makes use of what would otherwise be trash, but also because kids will think it is way cool. You could even tie in some science by observing, predicting and discussing colors.

Team up with colleagues and get the word out that you are in search of old, dried-up markers. I'm not a fan of glass in the classroom. I would use Crystal Lite Containers because they are not breakable and would allow the marker to stand without falling over. Also, they are somewhat transparent and would allow the kids to (sort of) see the colors change from the outside.

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  1. Great idea. I'm thinking this would work as an experiment about mixing colors as well. Thanks for this!

  2. Wow! Can't wait to try it. I'm a bit of hoarder so I know I have lots of markers to put to use. Thanks for sharing...she has lots of great art lessons for this not so arty teacher.


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