You can squirt in orange paint, but where’s the fun in that? Add a little blob of red and a little blob of yellow and it will become a lesson on color mixing, too! Now simply seal tightly and hand across.
Veronika was so surprised when she touched the red paint and realized her hand wasn’t messy.
Same thing with the yellow!
Now she was doubly intrigued. She either used the flat of her palm for squishing the paint, or sometimes scratched at it, too.
As soon as our red and yellow started to mix, I pointed out that she was making orange. In retrospect, I should have added more yellow, as the red was definitely dominant. But we achieved a neat tri-color effect on the pumpkin.
Note: Your piece of paper will be so saturated with paint that likely it will tear if you try and remove it from the bag. So this project isn’t a keeper, but it is fun in the moment!