Mini Water Transfer

I got this mini ice cube tray from the grocery store and saved a dropper from an empty medicine bottle for this mini water transfer activity.
mini water transfer
B had fun transferring water from a bowl and filling up each of the sections.
mini water transfer
I drew small circles on wax paper with a Sharpie for this water transfer activity. I challenged B to squeeze one drop of blue water in each circle.
This is so cool because the drop stays right in the circle. As a matter of fact, B was more interested in experimenting with that. He had a hard time just dropping one drop in the circles so he made puddles off to the side and experimented with how it stayed in its spot like a puddle.
Then he asked for a different color of water and experimented with mixing colors. Thank you Adventures with Bear for the inspiration for this activity!
Also check out our Turkey Baster Water Transfer Activity.
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  • Reply Abbie

    Water on wax paper? WHO KNEW! What a great idea.

    July 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm
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    Wax paper!!! I am totally doing this! When your done you could lay a paper towel on top make a pretty picture!

    July 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply Dana

    this is such a great idea! I can’t wait to do this and the sun paper today. thank you!!

    July 17, 2010 at 2:39 pm
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    This is a great activity! Great for fine motor skills. I’m going to try this with my 4 year old so that he can strengthen his printing skills!

    July 21, 2010 at 5:51 pm
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    July 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm
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    August 30, 2010 at 6:54 pm
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