Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Kaleidoscope Art

Remember using kaleidoscopes as a kid?  I LOVED them!  This project was referred to me by a teacher here at school, and I love it.  The kids were really interested and engaged throughout the entire class period.  I had them trace circles with a sharpie because I wanted this to be a 1-day lesson.  If you wanted to extend it, have them stamp circles using black paint and then when the paint dries, you can have them use watercolors to fill-in the areas.  Another idea is to have the students experiment in color mixing where they paint the entire circle a solid color and then when it overlaps with another circle, they can see what new color is made by overlapping the colors.  Of course I thought of this technique AFTER I finished the lesson, but good to know for next time!  Good luck!

1 comment :

  1. I saw this just after I finished my own personal project that is very similar!
    I had not even thought about how to apply this to my 2nd grade've got my wheels spinning now. I love your blog