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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 - Pack of 100
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Product Code: 10017
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Paint Pipettes - Pack of 12
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Product Code: 10699
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Ultra Bright LED Light Panel - A3
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Product Code: 14924
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CleverPatch Exploration Light Tray
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Product Code: 16620
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