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Watercolour Discovery

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This is a great activity for colour exploration. Use the 3 primary colours for a simple colour lesson or add a variety of secondary colours for a more complex experiment!

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  • Step 1Place your light panel onto the work surface.
  • It may be useful to place a splash mat under the work surface to catch any excess paint.
  • Step 3Place your tray on top of your light panel and plug it into the power point. Turn your light panel on.
  • Make sure the cord is not a trip hazard.
  • Step 5Carefully squeeze lines and spots of watercolour onto your tray.
  • Step 6Using either end of a plastic spoon, spread the watercolours around the tray. Observe what happens to the colours as they meet and mix with each other.

Materials used in this activity

Plastic Teaspoons
Optional
Product Code: 10017 Pack of 100
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5 or more $3.07 (inc GST) $2.79 (ex GST)          
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Paint Pipettes
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Product Code: 10699 Pack of 12
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Ultra Bright LED Light Panel
Optional
Product Code: 14924 A3
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3 or more $153.99 (inc GST) $139.99 (ex GST)          
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CleverPatch Exploration Light Tray
Optional
Product Code: 16620  
EACH $87.99 (inc GST) $79.99 (ex GST)
2 or more $61.59 (inc GST) $55.99 (ex GST)          
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