Tuesday, June 28, 2011

kids art class - mixing colours

using this tutorial on how to fold a book out of one piece of A4 paper, we made little primary colour-mixing 'recipe' booklets:

you will need:
  • 1 x A4 paper
  • red paint, blue paint, yellow paint.
  • paintbrush
  • scissors
this activity had a whole lot of LISTENING and FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS!! (as well as the obvious skills learned :) )

now, i like to extend these little kiddos as much as possible, and i wanted them to work a little harder than - blob! blue+yellow=green.

so after we'd established which primary colours mixed together make what new colour, i would hold up 2 tones of the new colour, ie, light grass green and dark green. then i'd ask, "so...which one is green?". a ha! stumped them! but i LOVE seeing their little minds working it out :)
so for each new colour we mixed, i showed them how to mix 2 tones of it - depending on how much of which colour was added...
follow the layout below to see how (each circle represents a 'blob' of paint):

and Monte's one painted (and drying before we could fold it into a book again):

so there you go, proof that although it sounds very tricky, it's actually easy enough for a 3 year old :)

see other kids art ideas here
(only one more lesson to go this term, yay!)

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