Christmas Tree Chromatography : Holiday Preparations with Sparkle®
- Sparkle® Paper Towels.
- Ruler (optional)
- Spray bottle with water
- Markers (black, blue and purple have worked best for us)
- Trim the paper towels into tree shapes. We stacked 8 paper towels on top of each other and cut once so the trees were all the same. If you want to add some math in, ask the kids to draw you a tree that is 3 inches wide and 5 inches tall on the paper towel. Use that tree as your template.
- Let the child add ornaments to the tree with different colored markers. Try a variety of lines, circles, and waves.
- Mist the trees with water from the spray bottle. Watch as the dies run on the paper towels.
- Explain that the water dilutes the ink and exposes the dies used within the marker to create certain colors. You can see from our holiday tree that the blue contained purple pigments as well. The green marker had a touch of yellow pigments. The black marker contained green and red pigments.
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