COLOUR FRIENDS – Mixing Primary Colours, Symmetry

Children create fun, symmetrical creations as they learn about colour mixing.

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COLOUR FRIENDS – Mixing Primary Colours, Symmetry


  • Crayola Washable Project Paint - Primary Colours
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12") - Black
  • Crayola Washable No-Run School Glue
  • Eye Droppers or Pipettes
  • Small Paper Cups
  • Googly Eyes and Other Embellishments


Step 1
  1. There are 3 Primary Colours - red, blue, yellow.
  2. Choose 2.
Step 2
  1. Squeeze a few drops of each colour onto the paper.
Step 3
  1. Fold the paper in half, short end to short end.
  2. Use your fingers and the palm of your hand to rub over the surface of the paper.
  3. Feel the paint squishing together inside the paper.
Step 4
  1. Open up the paper.
  2. What do you notice?
  3. What new colour was created when blue and yellow mixed together?
  4. What do you notice about the way the shape looks on both sides of the fold line?
  5. Set the paper aside to dry.
Step 5
  1. Change 1 of the primary colours.
  2. Squeeze a few drops of each colour onto the paper.
  3. Fold and rub the paper like you did before.
  4. What do you think is going to happen when you open the paper?
  5. Repeat these steps with a new combination of 2 primary colours.
  6. You should have made 3 shapes using different combinations of 2 primary colours.
    - Blue + Yellow
    - Yellow + Red
    - Blue + Red
  7. What did you learn about primary colours?
  8. Set the papers aside to dry.
Step 6
  1. Choose one shape to work on.
  2. Cut it out.
  3. What does the shape remind you of?
  4. Decorate it with glitter glue and other things.
Step 7
  1. Glue the finished shape to a piece of black construction paper.
  2. Give it a title.
  3. Use Construction Paper Crayons to write on the construction paper.
  4. Compare your shape with others.
    - How are they the same?
    - How are they different?
    - What do you like best about the shapes?
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