After weeks and weeks of experimentation with color mixing, children started working on their final color study product! Friends began by closing their eyes and imagined what it would be like if they only had a few colors in the world to paint with. Children thought about places they had been that evoked vivid memories, animals and food that they loved, and objects they have seen at school or at home.
Next, friends began creating their unique colors in small plastic cups. Friends added paint to their cups until they had a color that made them happy. Once the color was just right, they painted a small rectangle with their paint that would be used for the final product. Children were able to pick the number of colors they wanted to create, ultimately ranging from 2-5. Colors were saved for the following week… stay tuned for a post about the final work!
Connor: I’m using a little bit of black so it only gets a little bit darker.
Drew: I made a camouflage color. It’s called “camouflage tiger!” Did you know paint has a name and that’s the name for this one. And this color is called “green Jell-o” and I’m gonna name this color “tree.”
Kimi: This color looks like a witchy color.
Luca: This looks like apple sauce and I want to eat it.
Brandon: I put purple in and it made it darker. Like burgundy.
Elijah: This color is “mint” and this color is “Night Ninja.”
Africa Grace: Santi made my favorite color… it’s turquoise! I like really, really, really light colors.
Avery: I don’t like this color yet… I need a little more blue.
Naila: I added a little white and now it’s perfect. You guys, look… I made ocean blue!
Elizabeth: I made cabbage… yay! And I’m calling this color “dirt.”
Anders: This is the coolest color I’ve ever made. It’s Lizzie’s favorite color… cabbage!
Bella: I made a love color.
Christian: This is my favorite color… I’m good at mixing it.
Asa: This color looks like Nemo the fish.
Joelle: This color looks like slime!
Cesar: I mixed too many colors. I hope it makes golden but it might make brown. Oh, this color looks just a little like poop. Ew.
Stephanie: I made red but it looks even cooler!
Kate: It’s like a “My Little Pony” color.
Alina: I made a dark green and Adrian made a light green.
Kyrie: I mixed Halloween colors.
Kaitlyn: I like this color. Orange is my favorite!
Betsegaw: Ewwww… this color looks like broccoli!
Ali: Look what I made… an awesome aqua color! This color looks like a party.
Irvina: I mixed a new color that I’ve never seen before!
Dayana: This looks like cotton candy.
Isaac: I like this color… it’s a cool black.