Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Dotted Color Wheel
PROJECT OVERVIEW: For kids 6+
This exercise is an educational way to learn about the color wheel. Further, kids will learn that there are many different shades of each color - thus, no 2 colors are exactly the same even though we classify them as "red" or "blue."
- scrap paper (magazines, wrapping paper, junk mail, empty packaging, coupons, etc)
- stiff cardboard or cardstock (letter size)
- hole punch
- glue or glue stick
- black pen/pencil
1) Use a large plastic lid to trace a large circle (using black pen) on your piece of card-stock.
2) Use a ruler and black pen to divide your circle into 6 uniform pie pieces (as shown in attached color wheel).
3) Label each section by color (this will get covered up by paper, just use as a guide). Set drawn out wheel aside.
4) Search through scrap papers (magazines, wrapping paper, junk mail, empty packaging, coupons, etc) to find samplings of the 6 colors on wheel (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple). NOTE: you want many different shades of each color... the blue in blueberries is not the same as blue sky.
5) As you find samples of each color, hole punch out the swatches and glue onto the appropriate section on color wheel. Continue to "file" each color sample into the appropriate section on wheel until each color section is completely filled by dots.
6) When dry, label each color section around outer edge as "Reds" or "Blues" ... this shows that there are many variances within each color.
Posted by Wendy Sefcik at 8:28 PM