The idea for this project comes from @Gottagoghteach_art on Instagram. I thought her version of a color wheel project would be super fun for my 5th graders!
We began by sectioning off a 12 inch x 12 inch paper into 12 spaces. This took up quite a bit of time so most students were able to paint their primary and some secondary colors on the first day.
On the second day, students mixed primary with secondary colors to create intermediate colors. They filled in the rest of their ‘slices.’
The next time we met, I introduced the dice rolling games to the kids. I created one for monsters and one for dogs. These were inspired by many different similar things found on Pinterest.
Many of the students were inspired to create their own with memes, imaginary creatures, etc. I made copies of the student created pages and added them to the options which was a big hit! I encouraged the kids to come up with at least 6 different designs so they could pick their favorite for their final draft.
The next step was to add a variety of lines and patterns onto the color wheel.
Students also drew their favorite creature fro their sketches onto card stock paper . They used a sharpie to outline and add contrast and then cut and glued their creature to the center of their color wheel.
I really liked how this project covered so many concepts and gave kids a new way to be creative. Color wheel can tend to be really un-creative (they are all exactly the same after all!) so the addition of the dice roll games made this project really engaging. Great job 5th graders!
❤ Mrs. K