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Primary Colors Straw Art

This week with my art class I discussed the color wheel. Primary colors, secondary colors, tertiary colors, achromatic, monochromatic, poly chromatic, analogous, warm colors, cool colors, complimentary colors and much more! It was so much fun to talk about basic color fundamentals with the kids. Don’t laugh at my color wheel, I know it’s not too great I did it the night before.


We did a few projects after checking out some art with examples of the different vocabulary words I taught them. The first project for the kids was a monochromatic drawing. They each chose one colored pencil and drew a picture with one color involved. For the next project, I let them begin with the three primary colors of red, yellow, and blue paint to recreate their own color wheel by learning to blend. I loved seeing their eyes widen as they made purple with blue and red or orange with yellow and red 🙂

My favorite activity I saved for last though. I watered down some washable tempera paint and put a glob of blue, red and yellow in the corners of a piece of paper for each kid and gave them a straw. The only directions I gave were to blow the colors around the paper seeing how they blended. Lots of giggles and fun! I loved the results also!






Blow painting with the color wheel was a success! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

About crazyblessedlife

I'm a homeschool mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I love with being their mommy. My husband is a camp manager. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!


4 thoughts on “Primary Colors Straw Art

  1. Good job.

    Posted by sheila fish | October 25, 2012, 4:51 pm
  2. Lovely idea.

    Posted by freshgreengrace | October 25, 2012, 10:11 pm
  3. I wish you were my art teacher!

    Posted by Janet | October 26, 2012, 11:03 am
  4. Great art class.

    Posted by sheila fish | October 27, 2012, 11:01 pm

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