A simple color theory lesson

February 23,2011
Craftivity Corner
Allison McDonald( )

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher who now spends her days learning with her 3-year-old son and baby daughter. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two children.

This was a fun lesson my son and I did while my daughter had her morning nap. He'd asked me a few days ago what happens when you add white to colors so I told him we'd have a lesson in making tints !

1. Gather your materials. You will need multiple colors of paint ( we chose the colors of the rainbow), containers, brushes and paper.

2. Pour your paint in your containers. I let my son do this and it was great for 5 colors, one not so much. Use washable paint!

3. Mix the colors with white and ask your child what they observe.

4. After mixing all the colors paint! He made a rainbow!