This simple activity will introduce the kids to basic painting, primary and secondary colors, and intermediate scissor cutting.
- Poster or water color (red, blue and yellow)
- Water color plate (preferable with divisions)
- Cup of water
- Paint brush
- Bond paper
- Pencil or pen
- Introduce the three primary colors (blue, red and yellow) to the kids.
- Combine the poster or water color of primary colors to create the secondary colors (orange, green and purple).
- Let the kids familiarize the primary and secondary colors.
1. Ask the kids to trace their hand on a piece of bond paper.
2. Put enough poster color of the three primary colors in a plate. Add a little water if necessary.
3. Using a brush, instruct the kids to freely paint on the bond paper. Make sure that the traced hand is covered with water color.
4. Let it dry.
5. Once they’re done, cut the hand outline with a scissor. Glue the final output on another piece of bond paper.
5. If you have more time, repeat the whole process with the other hand.
Note: You may also used oil pastel or crayons if poster or water color is not available. In the output below, please take note that we used all available colors in the oil pastel box.
- Let the kids identify the colors they see in their output. Though they only used the primary colors, there would be some areas where the secondary colors are visible.