FRUIT COLOR WHEEL
Written by: Kasia Ciesla
[Kasia is an artist and art educator from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada]
Children create a colour wheel which is fun and a nice
decorative reminder of colour-mixing/primary and secondary
What You Need:
- white paper
- tempera paint in primary colours (red, yellow, blue)
- card stock paper/posterboard
What You Do:
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.
- 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.
This project had wonderful results. Bright and beautiful pieces were created even by very little ones.
►More Painting Lessons
The Science Book of Color
by Neil Ardley
This book explains the principles of color and gives instructions for a variety of simple experiments.
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