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color wheel activity

PRACTICE: Ages 3-7

It's time to get things in order!  Color Wheel order of course!

You will practice rainbow order in a different way, because guess what? The more you repeat a step, the better you get at it!  Ever tied your shoe? Or rode a bike? Did you master it the first time you tried? Of course not.

So these steps below will repeat rainbow order but will help you see the relationships of colors around the wheel, just like Sir Isaac Newton intended. ;)

So take out your color wheel sheet and get that brush ready!

1st step: Take out items

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- color wheel visual

- palette (white circle with trays)

- watercolors in palette

- cup of water (not pictured)

2nd step: add color!

Start at the top with red and add each color in a clockwise direction. Each slice receives the next color.  Be sure to use a small brush for this activity.

3rd step: watch below

Try to paint every other color to avoid painting wet next to

wet paint. If mixing accidentally occurs, blot it with a paper towel

and try again.  Click "NEXT" below to move onto the project!


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