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colour mixing

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The animated graphics show you how colours mix in the eyes. Although you can get far better results by making one yourself and spinning it really fast. Follow the instructions below to make your very own colour-mixing discs.

colour mixing disc animation

Blue and yellow become green when mixed.

Make your own colour-mixing discs

  1. Place a small round bowl on a firm white card and trace around it.

  2. Cut out your circle.

  3. Divide your circle into 16 equal parts.

  4. Colour the sections alternatively blue - yellow or red - yellow.

  5. Make a tiny hole in the centre of your disc.

  6. Place the centre of your disc on top of a sharp pencil and spin it fast.

  7. Notice the colour changing!

colour mixing disc animation

Red and yellow make orange when mixed....

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