Learning about the Color Wheel

Aren't these flowers cute? 
They were motivated by my need to clean up all of my leftover scrapbooking paper.
I have thousands of sheets left over from my days as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Over Christmas I cleaned out my crafting room and took a ton of supplies to school.
We've been working on the elements of art and I came up with this quick idea to decorate the bulletin board.  I know you people out on the East coast of North America have been completely snowed under recently, but here on the West Coast spring is definitely here.  My bulbs are sprouting in my garden.

So here's how these worked.  I got the kids to paint up some white paper with the 6 colors - Primary and Secondary colors.   When it was dry I cut them into triangles and had the kids trim the tops to make petal shapes.  Then they glued them on to a small white circle like spokes on to a small wheel.
Then I gave them triangles of scrapbooking paper and showed them how I wanted the scrapbooking paper to work like tertiary colors.  So I explained that they needed to place the scrapbooking paper between the plain colored petals.  For example, in the image below, the petal with the yellow and orange printed flowers would naturally go between the orange and the yellow petal.  The purple and white paper would go between the purple (sorry it looks blue here) and red petals.
Finally I gave them a circle tracer and a piece of green scrapbooking paper to glue over top of it all like the middle of the flower. 

And then I gave them all a long rectangle of brown paper to make a stem.  Then I gave them all a variety of green rectangles of scrapbooking paper and told them to cut of the corners, to get a leaf shape and attach them to the stem.  As you can see in the pictures below, some of them understood how to cut a curve, and others did not.


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