Paper Plate Color Wheel: Color Mixing with Tissue Paper

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When Big Brother was younger we always had fun exploring colors by mixing them different ways.  I loved doing activities that involved the Color Wheel, and he was just as fascinated!  Fast forward and Little Sis is now at this fun exploratory age and to add a little color into our winter days, we worked on mixing colors to showcase the primary colors and then used those to make our secondary colors-- green, purple, and blue!

Tissue Paper Color Wheel
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Hands-on color wheel activity

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We have had fun playing with bleeding tissue paper before, have you?  You'll need this type of tissue paper for this color wheel activity, or else how we describe the activity will not work for you.  I pulled out a red, yellow, and blue sheet from our stash and we were ready for this simple and fun way to explore the color wheel!

I drew lines on a paper plate to separate our colors, and in one pie "slice" ripped up some red tissue paper, one slice had yellow, and another blue.  

Once our primary colors were laid on, we laid pieces of red and yellow in between our red and yellow slices and so on with the other colors....  

I didn' have a squirt bottle, so we just brushed our tissue paper with water and then let it dry.

Once semi-dry, we peeled off our tissue paper, and our beautiful color wheel appeared!
Do you enjoy exploring colors with your little ones, too?  I'd love for you to share more ideas!
 
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