Little Lassies and Laddies ages 15-36 months gathered around with me at the OKCMOA this weekend to experiment with the color green. We talked about the color green and I gave a little demo on how to make it by mixing blue and yellow paint on a paper plate.
We went through the gallery and found green stripes, circles and squares. In the classroom we used different methods to duplicate some of the same ideas.
Each child started with yellow and blue tempera paint on a paper plate. They used a paintbrush to mix their own shade of green. They applied this color to their papers with the brush. As they began to use up their color I gave everyone a bit of a dark kelly green and white. Now we mix more green.
We used circle sponges, shamrock stamps and detergent lids to stamp our papers. I love to let kids experiment with different items when painting. To finish we added a bit of Leprechaun gold! Here are some of our creations!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
You will need:
-Tempera paints (blue, yellow, green and white)
-Shamrock stamps (I made mine using foam stickers)