The Doodlebugs mixed secondary colours out of the three primaries today. For some this is a skill they are familiar with and for others it was a new trick, but it was fun for everyone!
We also started class off with the 'walking water' experiment to demonstrate how 2 of the primaries mix to create a secondary colour. I didn't go too deep into the science with my Doodlebugs but I did tell them that the same thing happens when roots drink water from soil and the water travels up the stem to the leaves etc. The all got to say capillary action... which came out in all different versions lol but they were constantly checking on how far the colours moved up the paper towel as class went on!
The each got their own pallet with the primary colours and mixed their secondary colours all on their own. Then they cut out their ovals and we painted a branch on another piece of paper and they stuck them into place.
Of course we also decked our little birdies off with googly eyes and 'real' feathers ;P (Aunty Natalia knows how to pump up the oooh factor lol.)
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)