Friday, May 13, 2011

Robin Egg Blue

The children were really interested in making nests and eggs out of clay. When I suggested we mix colors (something I know they like to do from previous color mixing activities) to make 'robin's egg blue' I ran out of seating at the art table and we had to work in shifts. 

I offered the children white, blue, and yellow paint. From experience they knew they would need a lot of white but we didn't know how much yellow or blue. We began mixing colors using a photo of the eggs as a reference. 
After we mixed we painted a swatch and decided if the color was accurate or if we had to add more yellow or blue. 
A: It needs more blue. It needs to be darker:

V: This color matches. 

They then proceeded to paint their robin's eggs. 
The end! 

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