This is an exciting lab for mixing color potions using food coloring and water. This activity encourages the use of lab tools, teaches color fundamentals and engages children in creating their own personal color mixes. There are professional color mixers in the paint, dye and fabric business. I tell the students to look at the colors in their clothing, in the paint on the wall and in every piece of printed material. Each color was created by a person specializing in the science and art of color mixing. This is important work.