Children will learn about primary colors and color mixing as they create paintings with snails as the theme.
By Alexa [Alexa is a teacher and artist from Bucharest, Romania.]
What You Need:
- white paper
- paint (primary colors)
- paint brushes
- Color Wheel (optional)
What You Do:
- Talk about primary colors.
- Give each child a piece of paper.
- Ask them to trace 3 concentric circles using blue, red and yellow (explain to them that they should use pure colors and try not to mix them at this point). This is the snail’s shell.
- Then, let the children draw the snail’s head and eyes. These can be painted also using primary colors or secondary colors that have been mixed by the children.