Pattern Continuation & Color Mixing

Practice color mixing, the color wheel and pattern continuation with paint dab markers and our free printable!


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Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

Cut out the center of the paper plate.

Step 3.

Flip the circle over so you are on the matte side (not shiny).  Using a ruler and a marker, split the circle into (6) even parts.

Step 4.

Fill in one triangle with the red paint dab marker, one triangle with the yellow paint dab marker and one triangle with a blue paint dab marker, leaving every other triangle white, as shown.

Step 5.

Fill in the triangle between the red and yellow with some red paint dots.

Step 6.

While the red dots are still wet, go over them with the yellow paint marker to create the color orange.

Step 7.

Fill in the triangle between the yellow and blue with blue paint dots.

Step 8.

While the blue paint dots are still wet, go over them with the yellow paint marker to create the color green.

Step 9.

Fill in the last triangle with blue dots.

Step 10.

While the blue paint dots are still wet, go over the triangle with the red paint marker to create the color purple.

Step 11.

Download and print the provided template. To download the template simply click the “Template” button above. Start at the top with the color mixing activity. Don’t forget to write down what colors they are!

Step 12.

Finish the worksheet by completing the patterns!

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Fuzzy Firework Rings
Craft Stick American Flag
Mom’s Flowers Frame
Heart Stamped Tote Bag
“QUEEN OF THE DAY” Mother’s Day Card
Pom Animal Mother’s Day Cards
“MOTHER” Acrostic Poem Canvas
“I Love You to the Moon & Back” Craft
Tree of Love
“Eye Love You” Handprint Stone
Clothespin Flower Pot
Mom’s Recipe Holder
Pasta Dying
Pasta Globe
Elijah’s Cup
Pasta Cherry Blossom Tree
Pasta Cityscape
Magnetic Pasta Snails
Day of the Dead Skeletons / Esqueletos para el Día de los Muertos
Fuzzy Stick Sombrero
Sombrero Craft
Decorated Egg Art
Wiggly Eyeglass Case
Wood Clothespin “Faith” Cross
Bottle Cap Easter Card
String Art Chicks
Pom Pom Sheep
Mini Craft Stick Chicks
Pinwheel Birdhouse
CD Weaving
CD Suncatcher
CD Spinner
CD Scratch Art Mandala
CD Bunting Banner
Alien CD Spaceship
Hungry Bunny Craft
Cable Tie Clutch
Chain & Cable Tie Statement Necklace
Cable Tie Mistletoe
Cable Tie Birdcage
Cable Tie Snowflakes
Cable Tie Coil Basket
Straw Christmas Tree
Teepee & Native American Pegdoll
Straw Skyline
Multimedia Turkey Art
Straw Texture Brushes
Fall Tree Straw Craft
Silly Monster Magnet
Silhouette Trick or Treat Tote
Spooky Eyeball Bouquet
Felt Masks: Cat & Bat
Craft Stick Witch
Sparkling BOO Sign
Batty Birdhouse
“Always Watching” Halloween Frame
Wire Flower Headband
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