It's All in the Mix
Learning the primary and secondary colors is an important first step toward understanding how to paint. Your child can create her own color wheel with this simple method using crayons, cardboard at least 8” X 8” in size, a ruler, and a picture of butterfly wings that your child can trace onto the cardboard (or just draw her own). If you are not familiar with color combinations, you may want to do a quick read on what to mix. Primary colors are yellow, red, and blue. Secondary are purple, orange, and green. Instruct your child to draw straight lines across the wings to break them up into equal segments for all the colors. Once completed, your child can always reference the butterfly when creating her own colors.