The best part of this simple science experiment is the fact that you probably won't need to go out and buy much (if anything) to make it with your kids. Simple craft supplies and items you already have on hand are ideal for this fun Color Spinner Science Experiment!
Color Spinner Science Experiment for Kids
- white card stock
- circle template such as a bowl lid
- push pins
- pencils with new erasers
- ruler (optional)
- red, green, and blue markers
1. Use the lid as a template to draw a circle onto the white card stock. Cut out the card stock circle.
2. Use a ruler or a straight edge of the paper to divide the circle into 8 sections.
3. Color the sections according to this pattern: red, green, blue. Place a color dot on each section so you don't make a mistake as you're coloring!
4. Place the push pin in the center of the paper circle and stick the push pin into the pencil eraser.
Take this science experiment further:
Try different colors on the spinner. Are the results the same or different? What if you change the pattern of your colors?
How can you combine three colors together and change their final color?
As you can see, what sounds like a simple craft can easily become a kid's science experiment that will teach them a ton about how colors work and blend together. Kids will love playing with this and make their color spinners different colors.
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Thanks to Kari of Craft Create Cook for sharing her project and pictures with us.