Color Mixing
Grades 2-5
My students had very little experience with paint when I became their teacher, so I wanted them to have time to become comfortable with the medium and to learn what it can and cannot do.  They had so much fun mixing colors.  I was called from all sides of the room all class to see their colors.  “MS. PINAIRE, MS. PINAIRE, I MADE ORANGE,” and “IT’S WORKING!” were some of my favorites.
Day One:
Discuss primary and secondary colors
Fold paper into sections (the older kids had 64, the younger ones had fewer)
Use a pencil to define the parts if needed
Mix colors!  I used tempera cakes in the primary colors.  All of the students had their own 6 well mixing tray to use.  When it was full, they could rinse it out in the sink to make room for more exciting colors. 
Day Two:
Review primary and secondary colors
Mix, mix, mix!

Color Mixing

Grades 2-5

My students had very little experience with paint when I became their teacher, so I wanted them to have time to become comfortable with the medium and to learn what it can and cannot do.  They had so much fun mixing colors.  I was called from all sides of the room all class to see their colors.  “MS. PINAIRE, MS. PINAIRE, I MADE ORANGE,” and “IT’S WORKING!” were some of my favorites.

Day One:

  • Discuss primary and secondary colors
  • Fold paper into sections (the older kids had 64, the younger ones had fewer)
  • Use a pencil to define the parts if needed
  • Mix colors!  I used tempera cakes in the primary colors.  All of the students had their own 6 well mixing tray to use.  When it was full, they could rinse it out in the sink to make room for more exciting colors. 

Day Two:

  • Review primary and secondary colors
  • Mix, mix, mix!
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