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Montessori Inspired Cup and Ball Color Sorters

After the success of the Montessori Color Tablets that I made, I wanted to look for other ways for Henry to learn to sort colors by shade. Since Henry loves to stack, I thought these little flower pots, inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, were perfect. I used the same technique I used for the color tablets. 

So, I added increasing amounts of white paint to the blue color and painted both a clay flower pot and wooden ball. I repeated until I completed a set of five. 




The colors turned out a little too similar for my taste, so it will be a big challenge for Henry to complete. But he is sure enjoying trying. Seriously, he is in love with these. And I love that they challenge him to match the color and work his fine motor skills. 






 I could barely get pictures for this post he was so into them. I can't wait to make some more colors for him.


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Bethany said…
That is so awesome!
Unknown said…
Where did you find those wooden balls that fit so perfectly with the flower pots?
They were both from Michaels craft store. The little balls were sold in a bag in the wood section and just happened to fit in the little clay pots.
These are gorgeous! What kind of paint did you use? This is a double Montessori whammy- color shade matching and a one-to-one math work!
Stephanie said…
I love this idea! I was just pondering how I wanted to introduce sorting by shades of the same color...you just gave me my answer ;)
I used something called Patio Paint Outdoor. I think acrylic paint would also work, but I wanted to be sure that all the color wouldn't just be absorbed by the paint. On top of the paint, I put a layer of Martha Stewart's High Gloss finish, just to protect them a little from toddler hands ;-)
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