Color Mixing with Paint
By: Ms. Veronica, Primary 3
Help your child make their very own color wheel with just the three primary colors
- Learn color names and vocabulary: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary.
- Make secondary colors from primary colors and tertiary colors by blending primary and secondary colors.
- Paper or recycled cardboard
- Yellow, blue and red paint
- Paint pallet or plate
- Cups (optional)
- Set recycled paper out on your painting surface.
- Pour yellow, blue and red paint on a pallet, plate or in cups.
- Draw or have your child trace one triangle and another upside down triangle to make a “star.”
- Have your child add primary colors (yellow, blue and red) to the three points of the triangles. Define “primary.”
- Have your child mix secondary colors on your pallet/plate and add to the three points of the other triangle. Define “secondary.”
- Have your child mix tertiary colors on your paint pallet/plate and add to the spaces between the primary and secondary colors. Define “tertiary.”
- Chat about the color names and new words they learned today.
- Have them help you clean it up!
Feel free to make this your own with different shapes besides triangles and sky’s the limit with how to use the colors creatively!
- Paint a picture with all the new colors.
- Make another set of colors mixing tertiary with other colors.