Today we explored with mixing colors and made these adorable Jack-O-Lanterns.
For this craft, you'll need:
A paper plate for each child
Red and Yellow Washable Paints
Black and Brown Construction Paper
1. We began with a discussion of how some colors can be mixed together to form new colors. These are called Primary colors. I showed them to the kids and they named them. Then we talked about what colors each one can make. Then, I challenged them to come up with a way to make our pumpkins orange without using orange paint. They figured out that we should use the yellow and red paints. So, I put some of each on their plates.
2. We put their plates on a scrap sheet of construction paper to help contain the mess and they used their hands to mix the colors together. (So much fun!)
3. Once we got the color we wanted (you may need to add some extra yellow or red), we washed our hands and got ready to make the faces.
4. I let each child choose which shapes they wanted for their eyes, nose, and mouth. This gave us a chance to review simple shapes and let each child customize their face.
5. The kids put their features directly onto the paint (no need for glue) and we added a brown stem to complete our Jack-O-Lanterns.
A simple craft for little ones to produce themselves and feel proud of!