How to Make a Color Mixing Activity Step by Step

Are you looking for a fun and engaging method to learn about color with children? This simple activity for mixing colors is a fantastic option to mix art and science at home or at school while learning about colors.


Children will be entertained by this experiment in mixing colors, and then using them to make a stunning color wheel art project. Take a look at our color wheel printable to help you prepare for this craft as well.

We utilized Testors Craft acrylic paint in this exciting color mixing activity. We have an extensive collection of paints for acrylic in our crafting supply and I am a huge fan. Testors(r) aren’t just available in a wide range of colors, they’re also versatile. I am awed by the fact that they can be used on every kind of surface for our needs for fabrication.

They’re also non-toxic and water-based making them perfect for all of our children creative and artistic projects, such as the one that we’re playing today.

We also love the splash paints and marbled settings to create these stunning marble Christmas decorations, as well as beautiful Mother’s Day artwork.

Color mixing is a simple activity for children
Follow our step-by-step directions below to learn how to utilize Testors Craft paint, and our color wheel free sample to enjoy an afternoon of enjoyable coloring with your kids with a simple coloring activity. this.

There is also a video tutorial in this postthat will be helpful prior to beginning this exciting learning exercise.

The supplies needed for this exciting coloring activity:
Color wheel design printable (printed onto white cardboard)Testors Craft main set of acrylic paint
paint brushes
12 inches x 12 inches white cardboard
sheet of paper (for the paint palette)

How do you arrange and complete coloring activities with your child
1.Download and print each page of the printable color wheel template on white paper and take the rest of the supplies.

Encourage your child to cut according to the dashed lines on one of the pages in the template and cut out the individual segments of the wheel of color. Save the 2nd page on the pattern for later use.

2. Three pieces are laid out from the color wheel sample together with three plates as well as three brush. Protect your work surface by covering it with an unfinished sheet of newspaper or pad, to shield it from painting.

3. Pick up the yellow, red blue and red containers of paint from the Testors(r) Master Acrylic Paint Kit. Discuss with your child’s preschooler what they are. primary colors.

4. Paint a red color onto the paper plate. Use a paintbrush to make one of the pieces red. Then , pour blue and yellow paint onto the two remaining sheets of paper. Use the brush to paint one of the pieces from the wheel blue paint and the other piece using yellow color.

5. Each piece of the wheels aside and allow to completely dry.
Mix colors for secondary shades
This is the part that’s fun mixing primary colors for secondary shades.

6. Begin with your red-painted paper plate. Paint some yellow over that red painting. Utilize an instrument to mix the yellow and red paints to produce an orange hue.

7. After making the orange paint, apply the swatch of color using it, and then put the paint aside until it is dry the remainder.

There is a chance that when mixing different colors you have to add just a little more of one color to create the hue you desire. This is a great method to discover the different shades of colors with children.

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