Can you paint with Skittles? Of course, you can if you turn Skittles into paint! Learn how to make skittles paint and explore a simple color wheel activity for easy art any day. Homemade paint recipes are perfect for busy kiddos at home or in the classroom.
HOW TO PAINT WITH SKITTLES
THE COLOR WHEEL
What is a color wheel? A color wheel is a way of organizing colors by how they relate to each other. It is based around the colors, red, yellow and blue. These colors when mixed create all other colors, and are called the primary colors. By mixing the primary colors together you get the secondary colors, which are green, orange and violet.
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In this simple color wheel activity, make your own homemade skittles paint and use to create your own color wheel. Skittles are more than just a fun candy! Have you ever tried the classic skittles experiment with a dish and water? It’s a must-try, so make sure to buy an extra bag, make skittle art and also explore science!
COLOR WHEEL ACTIVITY WITH SKITTLES PAINT
YOU WILL NEED:
- Art paper
- Color Wheel Printable
HOW TO MAKE A COLOR WHEEL
STEP 1: Print out the color wheel template.
STEP 2: To make the skittles paint put two skittles of each color into a 1/2 teaspoon of water and let it dissolve for 5 minutes.
Tip: Mix colored candy together to make secondary colors as necessary.
- Red + Yellow = Orange
- Blue + Yellow = Green
- Red + Blue = Purple
STEP 3: Paint the color wheel with the skittles watercolor paint. start with red (as seen below) and work your way around the circle clockwise!
WHAT IS THE COLOR WHEEL?
A color wheel is a color circle, based on red, yellow, and blue, which is traditional in the field of art. Three colors are used to create all other colors. They are red, yellow, and blue. We call these colors Primary Colors.
These primary colors are unable to be created through the mixing of any other colors. By mixing the primary colors together, they create other colors, such as the secondary colors, which are green, orange, and violet.
The first color wheel was presented by Sir Isaac Newton in the 17th century when he first discovered the visible spectrum of light and basically helped us understand light and the colors in rainbows.
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