This past week in our art class we made primary color wheels from vellum paper…
When you hold them up to the light, you can see the magic of primary colors. How they mix beautifully to create secondary colors.
It’s really easy to do, and the kids loved having their own primary color wheel to take home.
Simple cut out half circles in red, blue, yellow and white vellum paper. Punch a hole and add a fastener to secure them. The colors should spin around so you can discover different secondary color combinations from your primary colors.
After making color wheels, and a bit of a play break (I always give them about 10 minutes to play in the family room), we experimented mixing primary colors with paint.
The children dropped a bit of primary colored paint into each circle, using the overlapping sections to mix and create a secondary color.
Stay tuned for more projects from our weekly art class!