Sensational Saturday: Colored Gel Light Box Fun

Time for a little no-mess messy play!  I’ve seen a colored gel activity on Pinterest before, but I decided to give it a little twist and do it on the light box.  If you don’t have a light box you can just tape the bag to some white paper.  Or of course this could inspire you to make a light box of your own.  It’s so fun!  Go here to see how to make one.

What you  need for colored gel fun:

  • Gallon size Ziploc bag
  • Hair gel (another great Dollar Store item)
  • Food coloring
  • Tape
  • Light box

How to make it:

  1. Squeeze the bottle of gel into the Ziploc bag.
  2. Add in the food coloring of your desired choice.  Trevor chose yellow.
  3. Seal the bag and mix the gel and food coloring together.
  4. Tape the bag to the top of the light box.
  5. Turn the light box on and have fun exploring the colored gel.

Trevor squished the gel, poked the bubbles, licked the bag, lol :), and had some of his light box toys “eat” the gel.  Older kids can draw lines, shapes and letters in the gel.

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