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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