Sunday, March 20, 2016

Kinder mini-color wheel necklaces

Love this face!!!

counting and recording how many of each color beads they used

 ;) Kindergarten!

This is one of the lessons that we repeat each year for our kinders. We work color theory and color mixing into their projects often the first semester. Making these mini- color wheels gives them the opportunity to mix colors (with clay), work teeny tiny, learn about and replicate a color wheel and practice stringing beads.

With the clay they mix all of the secondary colors from the primary colors so they have six colors in total. Then they press little pieces in the order of a color wheel into a bottle cap that has been drilled with a tiny hole and tied with elastic thread. After they dry Slats and I mod podge them to make sure they don't fall out later. The next class period they string beads on to create the necklace. As they are beading we ask them if they are currently stringing a primary color or a secondary color? If they have an orange bead in their hand we ask the to tell us how to make the color orange? After they complete their necklaces we have them count and record how many beads they used of each color (as we frantically try to tie all of the necklaces before their class period is over ;)).

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