Why purchase pre-mixed paint colors when students can learn to mix their own colors for more variety and more interesting results? Making a color wheel teaches students how to mix the colors they want while learning the basics of color theory!
This 8 page lesson includes the basics of color theory and instructions for using primary colors to mix your own secondary, intermediate and tertiary colors. Using the simple materials of tempera paint and paper plates, students as young as 1st and 2nd grade can make their own color wheels with primary and secondary colors, while students in grades 3-5 can add the intermediate colors to their projects.
Important tips for success are included as well as printable color wheel templates in both English and Spanish - plus a bonus "scratch art" project that students will enjoy doing when they finish making their color wheels.
Cheryl Trowbridge is the founder of Teach Kids Art (www.teachkidsart.net), a website for anyone who wants to share the joy of art with the kids in their life!