First we put water in some of the jars and add some food coloring.
Here are the boys after the water and food coloring have been added to the correct jars.
Will helped mommy fold the paper towels the correct way and then we all placed them in the correct jars.
We have just put the paper towels in and the boys are wondering what in the world is going to happen! :)
After a while we could see the water starting to "walk" up the paper towels.
I didn't get many in between pics. Here's the end result...the water "walked" up the towels, first just clear water, and then the food coloring, and as the towels became absorbed to max capacity, they started to distribute the colored water in the empty jars, and when the colors mixed, new colors formed! You can see we were able to make purple, green, and orange. It took about 3 hours. Fun stuff!