Thursday, October 16, 2014

Popsicle Paintings

Painting Popsicles is a fun way to explore color mixing, especially for first graders. We used color wheels to identify the primary and secondary colors, then we did real color mixing to create our color changing popsicles. We learned many craftsmanship skills using our tempera paints and brushes, and we even learned to make our colors lighter (tints) by mixing in white - we used these for our line pattern backgrounds. 
We also got a little practice using our dots of liquid glue for the assembly, and if we had time left at the end of class we even added little white highlights to make our popsicles look shiny and delicious. A really fun day in art...

At the end of the first 9 weeks, we completed a rubric about our favorite work so far, and many kids chose this one! Thanks to ArtfulArtsyAmy for her great Visual Art rubric - I've used it often with the little ones.

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