Monday, March 21, 2011

Mixing Colors: The Play Doh Version

Did you know you can use Play Doh to teach students about mixing colors?  A very tactile experience!

Start with two colors of Play Doh (I'd recommend beginning with primary colors, you can expand from there).  Use a small amount of each color.
 Knead the two colors together....

 You'll see the colors swirl together at first, and then combine to form a new color:

Here it is next to a sample of the original colors, so you can see what happened. 

You could have a lot of fun creating a Play Doh color wheel, or varying the amount of each color you used to create a whole range of shades. 

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