Color Mixing

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color mixing previewMy son loves to paint. We recently bought something that came in a large box, so that box now resides on our patio as a giant painting canvas. Every time we paint, I try to work in this activity. He likes to mix the colors together, so we’ve been practicing making new colors (instead of just mixing everything together and making black).

This is a simple art activity. You could use paint, food coloring, or any other medium that mixes colors well. This sheet covers mixing the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) to create the secondary colors (orange, green, and purple).

When we paint, we sometimes also add black or white to our colors to make them darker or lighter. Experiment with the colors you have, and don’t be afraid to get messy. I gave my son one of my husband’s old t-shirts to use as a smock. It definitely worked because it’s now paint-covered, but my son’s clothes are fine. We sometimes paint outside so there is less for me to clean up. If you plan to paint indoors, you may want to use some kind of drop cloth (like cutting open a trash bag and laying it flat under your painting area. I also recommend only buying washable paint. :)

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