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Truffula Trees STEAM Craft | Exploring Color Theory

Sometimes I get so excited over teaching a topic, you'd think it was MY first time learning about it like in the case of color-mixing.  I find color-mixing so interesting, thus we have shared a few fun color-mixing projects with you before.

Here's another color-mixing craft inspired by the popular author, Dr. Seuss!

Learn about primary and secondary colors while creating your own Truffula Trees inspired by Dr. Suess' The Lorax.

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Truffula Trees Color Theory Craft

Please tell me I'm not the only one fascinated by color-mixing?!  If you are too, I think you'll enjoy these other fun color mixing activities with your kiddos:

Color Theory Craft for Kids


Have you ever tried Fork Painting before? If not, you'll enjoy trying it out for this Dr. Seuss Inspired Craft.  If you'd like to try it again, you might like making Fork Painted Fireworks.

After reading Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, create your own Truffula Tree Art!

Color Mixing Truffula Trees

Grab three forks to make the Truffula Trees.  

Pour small dabs of red and yellow, yellow and blue, and red and blue onto the paper.

Next, use a fork to spread the paint to create a Truffula Tree.

color mixing fork painting

Begin in the center and pull back the fork to create a Truffula-like tree.

As you spread the paint around, you should notice that the two primary colors make a new color!

Red and yellow make orange.
Blue and red make purple.
Yellow and blue make green.

Orange, purple, and green are secondary colors!

color mixing truffula trees craft

Finally, using chalk pastels {markers and/or crayons}, create your Truffula Tree stems.

So fun!  A great way to add a simple STEAM activity to your day.

Truffula Tree Craft Project

If you'll be spending some time learning with Dr. Seuss, add these activities to your week, too!

Then, take a break and whip up a Pink Yink Ink Drink for a snack!