Monday, October 5

A Color Wheel

We have been working on mixing colors since learning primary and secondary colors many months ago. (These post are found under the Art label.) I wanted a way for my daughter to keep using this skill in a practical way. We recently created our own color wheel to hang at the easel as a resource for mixing colors.


I introduced the idea of a color wheel using the color tablets. I asked my daughter to find the primary colors and then find the darkest of each. I arranged them.


She usually remembers what color pairs make the secondary colors and I asked her what mixing red and blue would make. She then found the darkest purple and added it.


We continued until we made a color wheel.


The next day, we painted a color wheel. First, my daughter painted the primary colors on the paper. Next, she mixed the colors and then painted them in.





I posted the color wheel at the easel as a reference for mixing colors. We now have only the primary colors at the easel and she mixes them if she wants secondary colors.

3 comments:

Leptir said...

Very interesting and fun activity!!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

What a great activity - we've done a lot of color mixing, but I've never thought to have my son paint a color wheel like this. Thanks!

Pink & Green Mama said...

Oh how I do love a color wheel and what a wonderful gift of a lifetime you've given your child by teaching her how to mix her own colors.
-pink and green mama MaryLea