Painting with Pre-Kinders

painting pre-kindersTeaching color mixing with a large Pre-Kinder class is no small task.

This week they layered red on blue to make some pretty purple flowers. I cheated a bit and added some magenta to the red watercolor just to make sure the flowers looked really purple. I’ve yet to find some red and blue tempera that don’t end up making some kind of ugly brownish red. What’s the point in that?

MATERIALS
• Multi-media paper
• Circle punch, 1.5″
• Card stock paper
• Black Sharpie marker
• Green crayon
• Liquid watercolor: turquoise, red, magenta

DIRECTIONS
PREP: Cut a circle stencil for each student with the card stock and circle punch.
1. Students draw the tall, skinny and leaves with a pencil.
2. They trace a row of circles up and down the stem.
3. The drawing is traced with a marker.
4. The entire paper is painted with turquoise watercolor.
5. The circles are filled with the mix of red and magenta watercolor.

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