Preschoolers can experiment with how colors blend (“Yellow and blue makes green!”) as well as have fun squirting water and watching the coffee filter absorb the dye on this St. Patrick’s Day clover.
What You Need: 1 coffee filter; scissors; yellow and blue liquid food coloring; squirt bottle with water; small paintbrushes.
How to Make It: Put down several layers of newspaper or paper towels. Adult precuts shamrock shape on coffee filter (You can trace one and cut several layers at once). Provide children with yellow and blue liquid food coloring, slightly diluted. Children can use small paintbrushes, cotton swabs or eye droppers to combine yellow and blue dye on coffee filter. Once the child is satisfied with the result, allow him or her to squirt the coffee filter and watch the colors combine to make green as the coffee filter gets wet. Let shamrock dry.