Habitot is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that relies on community support
Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111 www.habitot.org
Watercolor paper (alternative: thick paper towels)
Liquid water colors (alternative: food colors)
Small piece of sponge or tissue
Cut watercolor paper to child sized rectangles - postcard size works well.
Paint paper cards with liquid watercolors, full strength for most intense colors. Try to fill in all the white areas.
Let dry completely!
Using a dropper or paintbrush, drip small dots of lemon juice on the cards. Let sit for a couple of minutes to soak in before dabbing with a small piece of sponge or tissue. The citric acid will “bleach” out the color below it and make some crazy patterns.
Optional for older children: Use a black ball point pen or fine-tip marker to trace the shapes that are created.