FRUIT COLOR WHEEL
Level: ECE, Primary
Grades: PreK - Gr2 | Age:2-8yrs | Written by: Kasia Ciesla
[Kasia is an artist and art educator from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada]
Children wiil create a fruit-themed colour wheel as a decorative reminder of colour-mixing.
What You Need:
What You Do:
- white paper
- tempera paint in primary colours (red, yellow, blue)
- card stock paper/posterboard
- Optional: Magazines with pictures of food
- Begin by asking children to draw a banana and an apple, which they will
paint yellow and red respectively. (For younger children: pre-draw fruit
shapes that they may paint in)
- Then they may paint a number of blue dots, which will represent
- Ask children to draw a lime, then ask what colour it should be. Instruct
them in mixing green from yellow and blue, so they may paint the lime green.
- Do the same for an orange (yellow+red), and a plum or cluster of grapes
- Once painted fruits have dried, cut them out.
- Cut a circle out of card.
- Beginning with primary colours, glue "fruit" around the plate according
to their colour to create a colour wheel.
Optional: Instead of painting the fruit, children could find pictures of fruit in old magazines.
Note: when pasting "fruit" onto the "plate", make a game of it. Ask the kids
where each colour should go to see if they remember how each colour was a
achieved. Tell children to keep their fruit plate handy wherever they make
art, as a reminder of colour mixing.
This project had wonderful results. Bright and beautiful pieces were created even by very little ones.
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