Color Mixing for Babies

 

As Baby N is growing up little by little, we do baby play activities on a regular basis. I don’t set up something for him every day but try to have that special time with him at least once a week.

He’s always interested in what Mama has come up with for him and explores at his own pace.

Recently, he had his first experience with a sensory bag: Color Mixing for Babies!

 

Simple color mixing for babies in a squishy sensory bag!

(N was 7 months old.)

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Materials for Color Mixing for Babies

 

 

 

I put a little bit of clear hair gel into a gallon freezer bag and added a few squirts of red and yellow watercolors. I figured liquid watercolors in hair gel would be easy to clean up in case the bag somehow opened up but it really never got close, and you could definitely use other types of paint if you prefer. Just don’t fill up the bag too much.

I also made sure to get as much air as possible out of the bag before closing it up – generally a good idea with sensory bags.

When I was done, I put the bag on the carpet in the living room and waited for N to come over.

 

Simple color mixing for babies in a squishy sensory bag!

 

It didn’t take long at all until he took his first look

 

Simple color mixing for babies in a squishy sensory bag!

 

and of course taste.

 

Simple color mixing for babies in a squishy sensory bag!

 

He took his time exploring the sensory bag in different ways while the colors were slowly mixing.

He pushed the bag away

 

Simple color mixing for babies in a squishy sensory bag!

 

and pulled it back towards him.

 

Simple color mixing for babies in a squishy sensory bag!

 

He scooted on top of it until it was under his belly

 

Simple color mixing for babies in a squishy sensory bag!

 

before pulling the sensory bag out again.

 

Simple color mixing for babies in a squishy sensory bag!

 

He placed it on top of the tiles for a new perspective

 

Simple color mixing for babies in a squishy sensory bag!

 

but was mostly content handling and exploring this new sensory experience on the warmer carpet.

 

Simple color mixing for babies in a squishy sensory bag!

 

While he was playing, I explained to him how the colors were mixing and yellow and red were turning orange. I’m pretty sure he was a lot more interested in the squishy texture but he definitely enjoyed the bright colors as well.

 

 

 

Do or did you do baby activities with your kids? Have you tried a sensory bag for your baby? Leave a comment below!

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Awwww… I just love the chubby little baby hands! Looks like he enjoyed it! My baby is 2 in a few days. 🙁