I was kind of surprised that even though we've read this book many times, even though Pierce has known his colors for years, he still doesn't seem to get the whole mixing colors thing. So we decided to do a special focus on White Rabbit's Color Book, by Alan Baker.
In the book, white Rabbit jumps into different colors of paint, and as the colors mix Rabbit turns into green, purple, orange and brown.
First, we put our duck tape to good use making a bookmark:
Then, we mixed colors ourselves to see what would happen.
What do you know.
We got the same results as white Rabbit.
Then we made no bake craft clay (from The Preschooler's Busy Book):
1 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups cold water
2 cups baking soda
Mix in saucepan over medium heat 4 minutes or until it looks exactly like mashed potatoes. Turn out and cover with damp cloth until cool.
Pierce kneaded the clay and then cut out some white rabbits.
I think I may have a cookie cutter addiction issue. And I even already gave a bunch away to my sister-in-law.
We let the rabbits Pierce cut dry overnight.
Then we painted them colors, and I made felt pouches to represent the paint cans.
Pierce is able to dip the rabbits in and out of the pouches to get the different colors of Rabbit.
An intensive project, but Pierce really loved working with the clay. We had plenty left over, and it can be stored in an airtight container.
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