I originally found this lesson on the incredible art department, but have made a few changes that may help on cost and effectiveness! MY ADVICE! Try it out on your own to trouble shoot, you know your kids best and will know what snags you run into!
- 2 paper plates
- Ziploc Sandwhich Baggies
- Disinfectant Wipes (for desk area)
- 3 cups with vanilla frosting
- Red,Yellow, and Blue food coloring
- 4 Popsicle Sticks
- 13 Vanilla Wafers
- Notes they have taken prior with the color wheel
Make sure they wash their hands and clean their tables thoroughly with the wipes. I tell them from this point on they may not lick their fingers! The anticipation kills them but they love the activity!
Step 2: Now to mix secondaries. I have the kids mix them on the extra plate that they aren't using for the cookies to make those secondary color palette. I tell them to make sure they leave some extra yellow because they will need that more than any color.
Step Three: Now the students have got the hang of it, hopefully. You now will need to remind them how to make tertiary colors. Its basically a color with a little more of the primary it starts with. Example... Red orange. Orange with a lot more red in it. Let them use their notes to compare.
Step 4: Now with whatever remaining frosting they have left they will mix together to form their "neutral" color. This is where you will hear a lot of ewws and it looks like like baby poop. Embrace it lol. I tell them if it looks like something that comes out of a diaper they are doing it right!
Feel free to e-mail me with any questions or worksheets... ENJOY!