We were doing a butterfly unit, and I needed a Maths idea.
You mix corn syrup and liquid watercolour together. I used yellow, blue and red so that the children could mix colours to come up with new shades.
You fold a piece of construction paper in half. The children then use eye droppers to put the paint on one half of the paper. In this case, we did 1/2 of the butterfly.
The children then fold their paper over and press gently.
When they unfold their paper, they are pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful butterfly.