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52 resources with the concept mixing colors

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Complementary Colors

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Andy Warhol's artistic creations set the stage for a discussion and activity about complementary colors. Working in pairs, scholars make a color wheel that showcases primary and secondary colors. Peers take part in a gallery walk and...
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Determination of Purity of Food Colours Using Paper Chromatography

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is food color pure or made up of multiple colors? The fifth experiment in a series of seven encourages scholars to identify the color components in food coloring. They use paper chromatography to identify which colors are present and...
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Mixing Paints

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Let's paint the town equal parts yellow and violet, or simply brown. Pupils calculate the amount of blue and red paint needed to make six quarts of brown paint. Individuals then explain how they determined the percentage of the brown...
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"The Colors Song" - Learn the Colors Reggae

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Sway to a fun tune and get to know the primary colors blue, yellow, and red. In addition, viewers see what happens when primary colors are mixed together to make secondary colors.
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Color Theory

For Teachers 5th - 10th
What better way to learn about colors than by coloring? Starting with the primary colors, young artists follow written prompts to shade in various rectangles and a color wheel to show complementary colors, tints and shades, and more.
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Pointillism Technique Using Ink Dabbers

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A gumball machine art project is a great way to learn about optical mixing in a study of pointillism and Georges Seurat. Kids create their own masterpieces and learn about primary and secondary colors in the process.
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Secondary Colors

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
What is the difference between primary and secondary colors? This video does a great job at explaining them. What a great way to hook your students into your lesson on secondary colors!
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Introducing the Color Purple

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
A young artist from Scott Middle School demonstrates how to create the color purple. If your palette has minimal colors, it is helpful to know how to mix them together for more options. Watch this video to learn how!
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Emotion Painting

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Budding artists explore the nature of emotion through artistic expression. They discuss feelings, colors, line, and design, mix colors and then create an emotive piece that expresses a singular emotion. There are three cross-curricular...
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Sponge Painting Flowers

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Explore the shapes and colors of spring with a flower themed painting project. Included here are a list of materials and the instructions needed to execute an art activity on sponge painting flowers. Tip: Use in conjunction with a flower...
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Color the Snow

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Are your teaching in a cold and snowy environment? If so, then try out this fun activity with your class. You mix a variety of colors in large jars to show learners the difference between primary and secondary colors, then let them mix...
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Spreading Paint with a Popsicle Stick

For Teachers Pre-K - K
This one is for the pre-K jet-set. They hone their observation and listening skills as they use Popsicle sticks to apply paint to wax paper. They view how the colors blend and mix together as they move the stick around on the paper.
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Tissue Painting

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Let's make colors! Your class will participate in a creative art project that introduces them to the concept of color blending and allows them to discover color combinations through exploration, trail, and error. First, the teacher will...
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Jackson Pollock and Mixing Colors

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students discuss how Jackson Pollock always wanted to be an artist. They are told that Jackson Pollock called his paintings action paintings because it took a lot of action to make them, and because they have a lot of eye movement and...
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Mixing Colors with Corn Syrup and Food Coloring

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Anyone who has worked with small children know that color identification and color mixing can be fun! This simple idea has a lot of potential. It suggests to mix food coloring with corn syrup to provide an opportunity for color mixing...
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Mouse Painting (Color Mixing)

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
After reading the story Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh, little ones make a mouse painting of their own. They discuss mixing colors, painting, and the story, then they "dance" with their fingers through puddles of paint. 
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Two Layer Painting

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
With a little extra tag board and some tempera paint, learners can explore warm and cool colors. They create a two layered drip painting where they focus on mixing both cool and warm colors to achieve a fascinating effect. 
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Tissue Paper Butterfly

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Creating butterfly art is as simple as 1-2-3. Kids cut coffee filters into butterfly shapes. Next, they wet and place squares of tissue paper onto the filters. Fifteen minutes later, they lift the tissue to reveal a colorful pattern...
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Cornmeal with Powder Paint

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Pre schoolers use art to build observational skills and eye-hand coordination. They squeeze art into a ribbon like shape on their paper, then sprinkle cornmeal and powder paint over it. They watch as water is sprayed on top of the...
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The Color Wheel

For Teachers K - 8th
Hand out this nifty resource to make your next lesson on the color wheel a snap. It is a picture of the color wheel alongside a description of primary, secondary, and mixing colors. Great for artists of any age.
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Shaping the Color Wheel

For Teachers 7th
When you paint you almost always use color. Budding artists explore the color wheel, color vocabulary, and painting techniques. They discuss and practice mixing colors, then paint a color wheel for personal reference.
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Colors

For Teachers K
Students investigate the primary colors and mixing colors. In this colors lesson, students predict what will happen when colors are mixed together. Students then mix primary colors to create new colors.
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Mix It Up : Colors

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders make predictions of the resulting colors when colors are mixed.  In this colors lesson, 5th graders discuss vocabulary related to mixing colors.  Students are asked to paint a picture of five colors from two colors of...
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Mixing Colors with "Little Blue and Little Yellow"

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars mix colors to make new colors. In this color mixing lesson, students listen to Leo Lionni's Petit Bleu et Petit Jaune, before retelling the beginning, middle, and end of the story. They watch as the teacher mixes food...