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Color Lab

Time

  • 20 to 30 minutes

Materials

  • Rubber bands
  • Balloons
  • flashlight

Directions

  1. Indulge in this curiosity-filled activity by stretching a balloon over a flashlight and fastening it tight with a rubber band.
  2. Shine it on a wall or ceiling in a dark room.

Extensions

  • By adding different balloon filters, you can make a variety of secondary colors. Try combining red and yellow or blue and yellow.
  • If you have several flashlights, you can shine the colors on the wall and do the color mixing there.
  • Use 3 flashlights and 3 different colored balloons. Hold them inside a paper grocery bag with holes cut in the bottom. Aim the holes at the ceiling and move the flashlights inside to create a rainbowlike dance of light and color.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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