Explore primary and secondary colors; create a color wheel with household objects and draw and color what you find.
- Color wheel
- 8.5×11” or larger white paper
- Found objects (red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple)
- Pencil or black marker
- Color pencils and crayons (red, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange)
- Find household objects, one of each color: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple
- Place your objects, in a circle, in this order on your paper: yellow, green, blue, purple, red, orange
- Trace or draw each object in its place first with your pencil or black marker
- Color in each object drawing with its matching color
- What are primary colors?
- What are secondary colors?
- What colors make green, purple, and orange?
- What color was the most challenging to find?
- Can you find other objects in primary and secondary colors to arrange into a color wheel?
LEARNING BEHIND THE PLAY
- Introduction to basic color theory concepts in art
- Develop drawing and observation skills
- Make connections between color theory and real life objects
TAKE IT FURTHER
Create a large color wheel with as many objects that you can find in your house that are primary and secondary colors. Take a photo of this large scale color wheel.
Create a more complex color wheel by introducing found objects that are tertiary colors: yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green, and yellow-green.