With Cakes interest in colours extending into how secondary colours are made we needed to find an activity that allowed her to mix colours in her own ways. We usually buy fairly ordinary paper towel however this time the paper towel was on special and we got the good stuff. It was fantastic. Cakes did a great job of folding it, with one fold and a scrunch and a twist (it still worked fantastically). She took her time and concentrated on what she was doing and following my steps. I was very pleased that I was able to control myself and allow her to do it her own way.
Next she dipped it a corner in one corner and looked for confirmation she was able to double dip. We do lots of things with primary colours and I can be slightly controlling when it comes to the colours touching. As she dipped into the second colour there was lots of "ohhing and ahhhing" as she saw the colours change. "Look Mum, I did make Orange. Wif the yellow and Red. It is Orange" said Cakes. She did so many of these that we had to use the drying rack and the nearby floor. After many attempts she realised she could not make black, and the closest she could get was brown. The final product was many outstanding bright coloured paper towels. We used some to wrap a present for Cakes's Nagymama and a few butterflies for her room.