Today, we are doing Christmas-inspired color mixing. Color mixing touches upon so many areas: it involves practical life skills since a child is using fine-motor skills to use the eye dropper. The activity is also sensorial since a child visually sees the colors. You will also teach different color names and enlarge the vocabulary, by introducing language such as primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. And, of course, it is a form of art.
The objective is to develop the pincer grip, fine motor co-ordination and concentration. The activity will also refine child’s perception of color and visual discrimination.
There are (3) Primary colors: Red, Yellow, Blue (primary colors are what all the other colors are made of)
Secondary colors (are made by mixing two of the primary colors)
- Green =Blue + yellow
- Orange= Red + yellow
- Purple/Violet= Red + blue
Today, we are mixing just two colors. Since, red is a primary color, we will be making green. You would need (3) eyedropper bottles filled with red, yellow, and blue primary colors, toothpicks for mixing, white paper towels, and a sponge.
Adding blue color
Adding yellow color
Mixing blue and yellow with a toothpick.
Once all the circles of color are mixed, place a paper towel over.
Blue + Yellow = GREEN
The shades of green are different based on the ratio of yellow/blue Adrian added via a dropper (1 drop vs 3 drops).
Making green on a color wheel.
Adding blue to the yellow to make GREEN.
Christmas colors: Red and Green
What will happen if we mix red and green?
Next time, we will be mixing three colors together on a color wheel. Finally, we will be making tertiary colors. Stay tuned!