Sunday, October 7, 2012

#41 Kid Art: Exploring Colour...Autumn Leaves

This was a favourite autumn activity when I taught grade one.  There were "Eureka!" moments as kids discovered how to create beautiful shades using just the primary colours.  

Materials: tempera or acrylic paints (red, blue, yellow, black, white); Q-tips, small sponges, yogurt lids, poster paper, raffia

  1. Trace leaf shapes on back of paper.
  2. The yogurt lid is your paint tray.  Use the sponge to randomly dab yellow and red paint on your paper.
  3. Experiment by mixing different colours with your Q-tip. Completely fill your paper with fall colours. 
  4. When dry, cut out leaf shapes.  Attach a raffia bow.

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