So I had seen a couple of other art teachers do a lesson on Mouse Paint and thought they were so cute. I have been wanting 1st grade to do more coloring mixing so I thought it would be a cute idea to create a Mouse Paint inspired color wheel.
First, we read the book. I also created a power point that went over Primary, Secondary, Cool, Warm, and Complementary colors.
Then, I showed them how to draw the mouse. As a guide with the size they folded a piece of paper into 8 parts.
They drew six mice and cut them out.
I went with the Deep Space Sparkle painting technique using a plate with the primary colors. The students paint their primary colors.
Mixing up some green. Just a little bit a blue is enough.
Paint the Secondary colors.
Glue the mice on the paper.
I had them finish by adding tails and painting the ears. You could even have a title at the top.