Color wheel and color mixing activity

M and Me were reading a book about a gray town which needed a splash of color. Where everything was gray. A wizard came with a prism and the whole city was filled with colors. After reading this wonderful book, I setup a color mixing activity for M.

With Three colors- Red, Yellow and Blue( tempera paints), brushes, roll pf paper and a ice cube tray for mixing the colors.
creating the color wheel

I asked M to draw a circle and cut it in slices like Pizza.
We divided the wheel into six sections. Alternately colored -red, blue and yellow.
We mixed the colors in the tray.
Red+ Yellow= Orange.
Blue + yellow= Green
Red+ Blue= Purple
Red+Blue+Yellow= Brown

Inventing new shades
The not so perfect color wheel. Certainly worth a try.


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