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Red and White Make What Color: Mix the Heart - 7 Days of Play

Red and White Make What Color? Mix the Heart

This mix the heart activity is a perfect way to answer the question: red and white make what color?

Best part for the grown ups? It is a mess free way to explore color mixing! I’ll show you how easy it is to set up this simple project that teaches children the basics of blending colors!

Explore, Red and White Make What Color, and More! 

Plus, for the super color mixing fan, we have an awesome (and FREE) printable that allows kids to explore colors, mixing, shades, and tints! Keep reading to get it!

This activity is super adaptable. Celebrating Easter? Make a carrot! Is Spring in the air? Combine blue and red to make a purple flower. The options are endless!

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Watch the Video to Answer the Question – Red and White Make What Color?

Your child is going to really enjoy this activity! If your kiddo is asking questions about color mixing, like red and white make what color, then this is something fun to create together!

This is quick to set up from materials you likely already have at home!  You don’t need any special art skills either – it’s so easy!

Watch the Video to Answer the Question – Red and White Make What Color?

Your child is going to really enjoy this activity! If your kiddo is asking questions about color mixing, like red and white make what color, then this is something fun to create together!

This is quick to set up from materials you likely already have at home!  You don’t need any special art skills either – it’s so easy!

What Are Shades and Tints?

In addition to asking the question – red and white make what color? –  this activity is a great opportunity to discuss what shades and tints are.

First off, let’s make sure your kiddos have a basic understanding of primary and secondary colors. Primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. Secondary colors are created after mixing primary colors together. They are green, orange, and purple.

Understanding shades and tints takes color mixing to the next level! Shades are when black is added to a color to give it a darker tone. And you can change the tint of a color by adding white to make it a lighter tone.

By adding white to the color red, you are making the tint lighter to become pink!

Materials 

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

On a piece of cardboard, trace the outline of a heart and then use a sharp knife to cut out the shape.

Step 2

Remove the white label on the plastic bag all you need to do is rub it off with an alcohol swab or a cotton swab soaked in nail polish.

Step 3

Put the red and white paints inside separate parts of the bag to avoid mixing.

Step 4

Close the bag while removing the air bubbles.

Step 5

Tape the top of the bag to ensure it doesn’t leak.

Step 6

Tape the plastic bag down to the table and then tape the cardboard down to the table as well (to avoid it moving around while your child is mixing the colors).

Step 1

On a piece of cardboard, trace the outline of a heart and then use a sharp knife to cut out the shape.

Step 2

Remove the white label on the plastic bag all you need to do is rub it off with an alcohol swab or a cotton swab soaked in nail polish.

Step 3

Put the red and white paints inside separate parts of the bag to avoid mixing.

Step 4

Close the bag while removing the air bubbles.

Step 5

Tape the top of the bag to ensure it doesn’t leak.

Step 6

Tape the plastic bag down to the table and then tape the cardboard down to the table as well (to avoid it moving around while your child is mixing the colors).

FREE Printable Activity for Exploring Color Mixing

If your kiddo asking questions like – red and white make what color? You can’t miss our printable Hands on Color Mixing Activities. This printable set has 5 unique activities for exploring color mixing!

Enjoy coloring and distinguishing each of the colors in the rainbow! Then, learn all about what happens when primary colors mix to form secondary colors. Next, learn about shades (making colors darker) and tints (making colors lighter). And finally, go over all those concepts in a final round up review!

FREE Printable Activity for Exploring Color Mixing

If your kiddo asking questions like – red and white make what color? You can’t miss our printable Hands on Color Mixing Activities. This printable set has 5 unique activities for exploring color mixing!

Enjoy coloring and distinguishing each of the colors in the rainbow! Then, learn all about what happens when primary colors mix to form secondary colors. Next, learn about shades (making colors darker) and tints (making colors lighter). And finally, go over all those concepts in a final round up review!

Store-Bought Color Mixing Toys

Here are my top picks for store-bought items that teach color mixing for kids!

Color Mixing Glasses

Layer colored lenses in the plastic glasses to see different shades of colors all around you!

Steve Spangler Science Color Fizzers

This set of 100 tablets comes in primary colors. You can mix the colored water to create different colors.

Splash of Color Kit

This great kit includes a mini mixing tray, color mixing tablets, and pipettes for creating an amazing splash of colors!

Watercolor Set

This set includes paint, brushes, and paper. Watercolors are a classic way to watch colors mix and create new shades.

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